According to media reports, anybody, who will be seen spitting in the river or dumping waste into it, will be punished. Media reports informed that the centre may proposed to make law of sending guilty to send to jail for three years. The guilty may also be fined up to Rs 10,000.
Cabinet minister of Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- Minister of Water Resources Uma Bharti was quoted as saying, "We will be incorporating ideas as and when required. Ganga is on our top priority."
The guilty may also be fined up to Rs 10,000: Sources
"It is not that we are not prioritising other rivers but we will have to create a model first which can be replicated elsewhere."
Media reports regarding Modi government's possible decision in connection with the Ganga surfaced just after days of another report which stated that existence of Ganga is in danger. Pollution of the river is a secondary issue, a renowned environment scientist said and urged the NDA government to launch a "Save Ganga" programme.
B D Tripathi, an expert member of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA), also requested the Narendra Modi government to make active the Prime Minister-chaired body saying it was virtually non-existent during the UPA rule.
"My observation on the basis of my research for the past four decades is that the problem of pollution is secondary and the main problem now is the existence of Ganga. It is in danger," Tripathi told
(With agency inputs)