Commanman steps forward for ''pollution-free Gomati''

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Lucknow, June 26 (UNI) After government's failure in making Gomati river pollution-free, voluntary organisations and commanman have come forward for the Herculean task in Uttar Pradesh.

Despite, the state government's hefty spending on ''Gomati cleaning drive,'' the pollution level in the river followed an upward-swing.

The contaminated water of the river also became a topic of discussion for several political parties, who got another chance to accuse each other for the problem.

But now, several organisations, students, teachers and priests have spared time and joined the drive to free Gomati from pollution and weed.

Many years ago, the Allahabad High Court had ordered the state government to set up a sewarage plant in the Uttar Pradesh capital, but the scheme remained just on the file and nothing happened in this regard.

However, in 1986 again, the Court passed fresh orders and a sewarage treatment plant was set up under the Gomati Action plan by the efforts of then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Several people and organistaions also joined the river cleaning drive in Sultanpur district, where till now Rs 131 crore have been spended for the purpose.

Besides, a rally was taken out to make the drive popular among the masses.

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