“Despite the CM’s assurance, Umaji found that factory waste was still flowing into the Ganga. We still hope that the government does something,” her aides Rajesh Katiyar and Amarpal said.
The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister has also written a letter to the UP CM on the issue. BJP media in-charge Narendra Singh Rana quoted the sadhvi as saying that action should be initiated against those whose industrial outlets continued to empty toxic waste into the holy river.
“She found waste from dozen industries continuing to flow into the Chhuiyya river that meets the Ganga. Umaji has demanded action before January 14, when the 55-day mega congregation kicks off,” says Rana. Villagers accompanied Bharti during the verification drive that would end at Prayag on January 13.