New scheme to check Ganga pollution
A detailed 53-page affidavit submitted to the Bench of Chief Justice S H Kapadia, Justices K S Radhakrishnan and Swatanter Kumar by Additional Solicitor General Mohan Jain also says that a comprehensive river basin management plan for the Ganga is being prepared by a consortium of seven IITs. The consortium would complete the job in 18 months, the affidavit filed during hearing of a PIL filed by environmental activist M C Mehta says.
The Centre has already approved projects worth Rs 1,400 crore for development of sewerage network, sewerage treatment plants, pumping stations, electric crematoria on the banks of the Ganga in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.
Jain informed the Bench that the Centre has also asked state governments to constitute ‘city-level monitoring committees’ to check flow of pollutants into the holy river.
The affidavit says that though operation
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