Uma Bharti Inspects Drains in Haridwar and Rishikesh
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti today inspected 12 major drains falling into river Ganga near Haridwar and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand today. She was accompanied by senior officials of her Ministry and State Government.
later speaking to mediapersons she said it will be her endeavour to finish most of the major tasks related to Ganga conservation in next four years. The Minister said ,â€œ I will visit drains falling into Ganga, Yamuna and its tributaries four days in a week to expedite the Ganga conservation planâ€. She said, if required, Government may consider bringing a legislation to restrict the usage of river water and groundwater for drinking purpose only, while treated and rain water may be used for other purposes. State Governments will be considered before bringing this legislation, the Minister added.