Clean Ganga not possible without clean Yamuna: Bharti

Mathura, Apr 6: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati has said the Centre will soon start fulfilling the promises made for cleaning up River Yamuna.

Saying that the government is committed to the cause of cleaning up the river, the minister added that the plans for rejuvenation of river Ganga also include cleaning up of Yamuna as it is not possible to clean Ganga without cleaning Yamuna.

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Bharati, who arrived here on Saturday night, said a committee has been formed under the Secretary of Environment Ministry and it will prepare a report on the demands for the rejuvenation of Yamuna which will be implemented by the Centre after perusal.

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She said the government will soon table a Bill in the Parliament for cleaning and interlinking of Yamuna, Ganga and other holy rivers which will also fulfill the dreams of ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Bharati also said that she has spoken to Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi on the plan of Yamuna rejuvenation and it will yeild positive results.

Gageshwarnath Chaturvedi, a petitioner at Allahabad High Court working to make Yamuna pollution-free also met the Union minister and demanded for cleaning the river in Mathura-Vrindavan at the earliest.


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