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This Yamuna will be pure and magnificent

india Updated: Aug 17, 2010 08:53 IST
Vinod Khanal
Vinod Khanal
Hindustan Times
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People would soon be able to see one of the most polluted rivers of the country, Yamuna, in its most beautiful manifestations of waterfalls, streams, rivulets, tributaries at most scenic spots of the country. The Uttarakhand Government in association with North Central Zone Cultural Centre (NCZCC) and other agencies has decided to capture the river Yamuna from its source in 'Yamunotri' (Uttarakhand) to the place where it ends in Allahabad-with the confluence of river Ganga-in a digitalised form as a documentary as well as book.

The mega-project also involving Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is also expected to figure out the point from which the river Yamuna begins getting polluted to the place to where the pollution level is highest along with the description of places of historical and religious importance through which it passes.

A group of noted academicians Prof HN Mishra, former Head, Geography Department Sahitya Academy award recipient Prof Hari Dutt Sharma, Prof SK Mishra of Kurushetra University, litterateurs Ashok Chakradhar and Urdu litterateur Bashir Ahmad Maukh have been selected to pen down the digitalised form of the journey of the river Yamuna into a book.

Director, North Central Zone Cultural Centre, Anand Vardhan Shukla has on August 10 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cultural Ministry, Uttarakhand Government and ITBP in this context.

"The mega-project will start on October and would be complete within a month. In the first phase, Yamunotri to Yamuna Nagar (Haryana) would be covered and in the second and last phase Yamuna Nagar to Allahabad will be covered," said Anand Vardhan Shukla, Director, NCZCC.

He said few people know that a portion of the river passes through Himachal Pradesh.

"The team of ITBP and ONGC will help in digitalising the portion of the river passing through rocky terrain and mountains through aerial routes. It is here that people would got to see the beauty the river possess and some unseen splendour of the river," added the Director.

He also informed that the book and documentary which will be released in January has already have advance bookings of 500 copies from ONGC and ITBP people.