In the backdrop of the Ganga rejuvenation project being undertaken by the Centre, the government Monday said an action plan for the clean-up of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers may be formulated by the year-end after a consultation with the stakeholders.
In reply to a question in Parliament, the Ministry of Water Resources said the government expects to formulate the action plan by December.
A Memorandum of Agreement for 10 years was signed in 2010 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and a consortium of seven IITs for preparation of Ganga River Basin Management Plan. The National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, BHU, and other universities and research institutes are also involved in the plan, the ministry said.
Former Apple executive and Dwarka MLA Adarsh Shastri has also been included in the spokespersons’ list.