Take measure to check pollution in Ganga: HC to Centre and UP

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Allahabad, Oct 22 (UNI) The Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh and Union Governments to take special measures to deal with the pollution menace in the Ganga.

The Court, in its order, has said it will be open to the Centre to consider setting up sewage treatment plant at Allahabad and Varanasi, a project earlier submitted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The Counsel for the Central government sumitted in the court that appropriate instructions will be obtained and necessary action taken in this regard.

The order was passed by the High Court bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and Arun Tandon on a writ petition filed by Hari Chaitanya Brahmchari Ji Maharaj of Allahabad. The court has asked the state's Chief Standing Counsel M C Chaturvedi to file an affidavit with regard to the steps taken by the state in respect of decreasing depth of river Ganga due to silt and accumulation and sand.

The court will hear the case further on November 16.


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