ETW Staff – Mumbai
The union minister of state for culture and tourism and civil aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has launched a special cleaning campaign at the recently renovated historic Assi Ghat in Varanasi. Launching a cleaning drive at the excavated and restored historic Assi Ghat, the union minister inaugurated a world class Sulabh public toilet on the occasion. Dr Sharma while lauding the effort of Sulabh called upon other organisations to come forward to adopt and clean other ghats. He said a plan is being drafted to clean garbage by using boats as garbage disposal is a major problem in the historic city due to narrow lanes. Now boats will ferry garbage to dump at certain points.
Dr Sharma said, “A comprehensive plan for the all round development and beautification of the ghats of Varanasi and cleaning of River Ganga is underway to fulfill the wishes of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.” There are also plans which have been finalised to hold light and sound shows at Assi Ghat soon.”