Haridwar, Aug 10: Several Hindu monks including Baba Ramdev staged a protest at Haridwar demanding to stop the hydrowpower projects across river Ganga. They also demanded to protect the river Ganga from further exploitation and pollution.
"Seven days ago, a letter had been written to President that if government doesn't take any action for the assurance of the purity and cleanliness of the Ganga and also if the government doesn't take any action to stop the ongoing and upcoming projects over the river we will stage a protest in Haridwar," said Baba Ramdev.
"When the government failed to fulfil their responsibilities in the given three to seven days time, we were compelled to take this step, so that the government may take steps for the transparency and cleanliness of the River Ganga," he added.
The Uttarakhand state has planned to build 300 large and small dams on the various tributaries of the River Ganga to generate hydel power.