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Make Ganga users pay for clean-up: Activists

Amit Bhattacharya, TNN, 07 July 2014

 

NEW DELHI: The 40 crore people who benefit from the Ganga have to be made contributors in its rejuvenation and governance of the water body made transparent if the river is to be saved, activists said on the eve of a mega meeting called by the government on Monday.

 

The meeting, Ganga Manthan, organized by the National Mission for Clean Ganga, is being billed as the first national dialogue on the river. The daylong meet will be attended by Union ministers, MPs, scientists, experts, religious leaders and NGOs.

 

"Ganga can only be saved if all stakeholders are aware of the threats," said environmentalist Anil Joshi ahead of the meet. "That includes the 40-odd crore consumers who use Ganga in some way or another. Government has to find ways of taking contributions from them in a clean-up plan. Read more....