That committee had held a few meetings, but before it could finalise a draft, a new government came to power.
Supreme Court asked the National Green Tribunal to take action against industrial units polluting the Ganga.
It said the Tribunal needs to be entrusted with the task as the Pollution Control Boards have failed in their duty.
The HC had in 2012 and then in 2013 ordered complete ban on immersion of idols in these rivers to curb pollution.
On August 28, the first river cruise vessel, ABN Rajmahal, had come to Varanasi and gone up to Chunar, after a gap of nearly five years.
Apart from a report the Ganga Action Plan, the court also wants a presentation on how govt intends to clean the river.
The apex court asked the government to give the roadmap within two weeks.
The police said, Ravi told them he also wanted to jump in Ganga but was caught by public.
Jairam Ramesh accused NDA government of turning the programme to clean Ganga as a ‘Hindutva project’.
The rains over the past couple of days have brought a lot of silt and boulders into the river which might be risky for rafters.
PM Modi might talk of rejuvenating the Ganga. But here are some of the issues that have stalled any work on the Ganga in Varanasi so far.
The Centre has given Ganga the status of national river and constituted NGRBA in February 2009.
Till now, more than Rs 20,000 crore has been spent on cleaning up the Ganga, but without the desired results.
Ganga Action Parivar has been working on a mission to clean the Ganga for the last five years.
Development cannot be an excuse for despoiling our rivers