The government on Tuesday had come out with the e-flow gazette notification. The notification states the minimum environmental flows for Ganga river that is to be maintained at various locations on the water body.
NGT had directed the authorities concerned to commence the work of setting up sewage treatment plants and installing anti -pollution devices within four months and complete it within two years. It had also prohibited dumping of waste within 500 metres from the river.
He said the authorities concerned were keeping a "strong" vigil on the industries at Haridwar to ensure a strict compliance of the stipulated environmental norms and implementation of the action plan on zero-liquid discharge and water conservation.
The Government had earlier formed a committee to prepare the draft of the new Ganga Act, which aims at expediting implementation of Namami Gange programme and lay down guidelines to rid the holy river of silt and pollutants. The committee was headed by Justice (Retd) Girdhar Malviya, which has since prepared the draft and submitted it to the Ministry which is examining it further.
Varanasi, Jan 14 (ANI): A French tourist is actively promoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean Ganga' campaign in Uttar Pradesh, vowing to spread the message of keeping the holy river free from impurities in rural parts of the country. Krish, who came to India to take part in the 'Kumbh Mela' or 'Pitcher Festival' last year, was concerned on seeing the condition of the river considered holy by the Hindus. Inspired by the Clean Ganga campaign, Krish took the responsibility of cleaning the river in the 3,000-year-old riverside city of Varanasi. Krish says he will soon embark on an expedition from the holy town of Rishikesh to Kolkata city by boat in a bid to spread the message of keeping the river free from impurities.