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Government showing no urgency to clean Ganga: SC

IANS   New Delhi, August 13, 2014
First Published: 13:58 IST(13/8/2014) | Last Updated: 14:05 IST(13/8/2014)

Taking a potshot at the central government on cleaning the Ganga, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday that no urgency was seen in protecting the river.

"You are showing no urgency to protect Ganga," an apex court bench headed by Justice TS Thakur said as solicitor general Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, sought two weeks adjournment on the issue.

The court told the solicitor general: "Are you saving the holy river. You are showing no urgency in this matter. But only in other matters."

Some of the issues that ought to be on back-burner are being put on the frontburner, the court said as it sought a status report on the government's action plan to clean the Ganga along with the roadmap on the action to be taken and the steps in that direction.


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