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120 Special teams start working on Ganga, Yamuna and Ramganga

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New Delhi (Dec. 06, 2014): Special teams set up by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvination have started submitting their reports. 120 such teams were constituted to study various aspects of 118 places along the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Ramganga.

These places were located in Uttarakhand, UP, Bihar and West Bengal. These teams were asked to find out the latest position of sewage treatment plants located at these places and the types of plantation required along the rivers. The teams were also directed to find out the latest available techniques to modernize these treatment plants to obtain quicker results. Old and nonfunctional treatment plants will be replaced by new ones. These teams will also recommend necessary measures to be taken immediately to contain pollution in these rivers to Central Pollution Control Board.

It may be recalled here that in October last, expert teams from the Ministry inspected 58 big drains falling into Ganga in Uttarakhand and UP to collect samples. The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvination Sushri Uma Bharti was herself present during the inspection of drains in Kanpur.

Source: PIB