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Ganga will be a polythene-free zone: Yogi

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday reiterated that all drains will be stopped from discharging sewage into the Ganga from December 15 to ensure a pollution-free river.

lucknow Updated: Jun 06, 2018 13:22 IST
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Hindustan Times, Kanpur
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Chief minister felicitating prominent citizens spearheading the Ganga Haritma Abhiyan.(HT Photo)

Kanpur: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday reiterated that all drains will be stopped from discharging sewage into the Ganga from December 15 to ensure a pollution-free river.

The chief minister, who had made a similar announcement in Haridwar last week, also declared the Ganga will be made a polythene-free zone.

He was addressing a gathering at the Chatrapati Shahu JI Maharaj University (CSJMU) auditorium here on the World Environment Day.

“We call the Ganga mother. Hence, it becomes the pious duty of its sons to protect it from being polluted,” he said.

He said the Central and the state governments were trying to make the river pollution free, but this goal could not be achieved without the people’s support.

Urging people to cooperate, he said it was every citizen’s duty to protect the river’s purity.

He advised people to pledge not to bathe in the river, nor pollute its water by throwing plastic, polythene bags and flowers into it.

He added it was encouraging to note that the Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) had been declared open defecation free.

The chief minister also said all possibilities for the growth of tourism in the city should be explored.

He claimed his government was more concerned about farmers’ welfare than previous regimes.

His government had waived farmers’ loans and increased the limit for direct purchase paddy from five lakhs tons to 37 lakh tons in order to check cultivators’ exploitation by farmers, he added in support of his claim.

Earlier, the chief minister inaugurated eight clean water ATMs set up in Nanarao Park, Bara Chauraha, Naveen Market, MotiJheel campus, Musical Fountain in Kidwai Nagar, Manas park in Kakadeo and Gutayyia crossing.

Another clean water ATMs was kept near the CSJMU auditorium for inauguration. It will be shifted to another place in the city later, said municipal commissioner SK Sharma.

He also dedicated the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) set up at 10 model crossings of the city. The model crossings include Naubasta, Yashoda Nagar, Tatmill crossing, Zarib Chowki, Rawatpur, Moolganj, Carset crossing, Vijay Nagar, Narona and Bara Chauraha crossing.

The chief minister felicitated the prominent citizens spearheading the Ganga Haritma Abhiyan and the meritorious students.

He also dedicated the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) set up at 10 model crossings of the city. The model crossings include Naubasta, Yashoda Nagar, Tatmill crossing, Zarib Chowki, Rawatpur, Moolganj, Carset crossing, Vijay Nagar, Narona and Bara Chauraha crossing.

The chief minister felicitated the prominent citizens spearheading the Ganga Haritma Abhiyan and the meritorious students.