People must save Ganga river, insult to it equal to ‘rashtra droh’: Yogi Adityanath

CM Yogi Adityanath said the Narendra Modi government at the Centre is making efforts to clean and rejuvenate the river through its Namami Gange programme.

By: PTI | Varanasi | Published:May 27, 2017 10:01 pm
Yogi Adityanath, Ganga Action Plan, Narendra Modi, Banaras Hindu University, Ganga clean up, India news, National news, Uttar Pradesh news, India news Additional claimed that non-cooperation of states though which the river passes, led to the failure of the Ganga Action Plan-1, launched in 1986 by then prime minister Rajeev Gandhi. (Source: PTI)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said the Ganga river, which is a symbol of ‘Sanatan Sanskriti’, is everyone’s mother and insult to it is equal to ‘rashtra droh’ (treachery). He claimed that the pollution level in the Ganga river was the highest after the Ganga Action Plan was launched in the 1980s due to non-cooperation of states through which the river passes.

Addressing a gathering of heads of villages on the banks of river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, Adityanath said the Narendra Modi government at the Centre is making efforts to clean and rejuvenate the river through its Namami Gange programme.

“The holy river belongs to everyone and is a symbol of ‘Sanatan Sanskriti’. It is everyone’s mother and people need to save it. Any insult to the river can never be tolerated and it is equal to ‘rashtra droh’,” the Chief Minister said.

He claimed that non-cooperation of states though which the river passes, led to the failure of the Ganga Action Plan-1, launched in 1986 by then prime minister Rajeev Gandhi. Several reports suggest that the river’s pollution level turned worse after the scheme was launched and huge amount of money was spent on it for almost 15 years, the chief minister said.

If the the Yamuna and the Ganga dries up, Uttar Pradesh will turn into desert, Adityanath said and appealed to people not to throw coins, clothes, flowers and other items into the rivers to save those from getting polluted further.

The chief minister was addressing the ‘Swachh Ganga Sammelan’ held at Banaras Hindu University, which was attended by heads of villages from 25 districts in the state.

Underscoring the government’s focus on making villages open defecation free, Adityanath said efforts are on make 75 districts open defecation free by next year.

Earlier in the day, the chief minister prayed at Kashi Vishwanath and Kaal Bhairav temples and also visited the parliamentary office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Ravindrapuri extension here and heard the grievances of the people.

In the evening, he held a review meeting with officials of eastern UP districts to oversee the pace of development works in the region.

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  1. S
    sahil
    May 29, 2017 at 2:39 pm
    jhandelwalan's saffron superman wants to be the next fuhrer, hence these statements to excite the savarna voters and reassuring that the manu-smrt will be implemented fully
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    Hindusthani
    May 28, 2017 at 11:01 pm
    The Ganga water flowing into river atlast, Why you can't divert to South India like drought State called "TAMIL NADU" ? In tamilnadu all politicians are very highly corrupted and no plan & no money to save water ? they did not done since India's Independance (they had time only fill their pockets & family pockets full of money) !!!!! Atleast Utter Pradesh Hon' C M YOGIji can talk to Hon' PM to reconsilate this human life project very very important b'cause of draught in Tamilnadu 72 poor farmer hanged, immolaised themself due to No Water & poverty? ? ? Against Cow dieing is important for UP, BUT Indian important citizen V V I P called "FARMERS". These people are India's vertebral Column ! ! ! ! !
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  3. R
    Raju
    May 28, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    Keep clean River not only Ganga, all river in the Country. but do not worship them. 1.Anyone who does not know God is simply foolish. Such people look at the good things around them and still fail to see the living God. They have studied the things he made, but they have not recognized the one who made them. 2 Instead, they suppose that the gods who rule the world are fire or wind or storm or the circ stars or rushing water or the heavenly bodies. 3 People were so delighted with the beauty of these things that they thought they must be gods, but they should have realized that these things have a master and that he is much greater than all of them, for he is the creator of beauty, and he created them. 4 Since people are amazed at the power of these things, and how they behave, they ought to learn from them that their maker is far more powerful. 5 When we realize how vast and beautiful the creation is, we are learning about the Creator at the same time.
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  4. M
    Murderer Modi
    May 28, 2017 at 11:41 am
    Kil Dalit is not rashtra droh right?. Arre dhongi, enjoy your power for 5 years, don't spout stupid philosophy..How many mothers do you want - is not one cow enough?
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  5. M
    Muneef
    May 28, 2017 at 5:05 am
    HOW MANY MOTHERS WILL THIS BJP MAKE? COWS AND NOW RIVER GANGA.....WHAT A HEIGHT OF FOO THE ILLITERATE MASSES.... AND I AM SURPRISED THAT THE MORE WE ARE GETTING EDUCATED AND ADVANCED IN TECHNOLOGIES ...THE MORE WE ARE GETTING COMMUNALLY ED WITH HATRED TOWARDS ONLY A PARTICULAR MUSLIM COMMUNITY. SURPRISINGLY, CHRISTIANS,AND OTHER CASTES IN HINDUS AND AS WELL AS MANY SIKHS EAT BEEF IN INDIA, BUT IT IS ONLY THE MUSLIMS WHO ARE THE VICTIMS OF THESE COMMUNAL GOONS OF BJP/RSS. YOGI, COME ON GET UP, WAKE UP FROM YOUR MUCH UN DESERVED SEATS OF CM,WHICH YOU GOT ON A DEFAULT....PAY ATTENTION ON THE DANGEROUSLY EXPLOSIVE LAW AND ORDER SITUATION BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. AWAKE OHH YOU PEOPLE OF INDIA !!!!!!! JAI HIND
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