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‘Zero tolerance for tanneries discharging waste in Ganga’

Environment Minister stressed the need for creating a social involvement to solve the issue

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Publish Date: Aug 13 2016 1:06PM | Updated Date: Aug 13 2016 1:06PM

‘Zero tolerance for tanneries discharging waste in Ganga’

The discourse should not be about saving the Ganga but serving it, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave stressed the need for creating a social involvement by a mass to solve the issue. Dave said the government is holding consultations and working in the right direction.

 

Noting that Ganga has become very dirty and everybody is responsible for this, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi monitors it at frequent intervals too. We have to adapt a zero tolerance policy towards the waste being discharged into Ganga river from tanneries.

 

Union Environment Minister said that he asserted that some issues are needed to be dealt strictly. Noting that the discourse should not be about saving the Ganga but serving it. He said the government is working in the right direction and pulling all the threads to serve Ganga.

 

“If we bring a wrong medicine in the house, we do not consume it by saying since we brought it and we have to consume it. In some matters related to Ganga, there is a need to be strict. There are some issues related to Ganga which are so concerning, tanneries being one of them,” said Dave.

 

“We have to maintain zero tolerance. Government is thinking about all these issues and working in the right direction,” Dave said when asked about government’s policy on existing tanneries. Noting that Ganga has become very dirty and everybody is responsible for this.

 

Dave said there was a need to involve the society in the issue. “Ganga has been there for lakhs of years and will continue to do so. We should make sure that it remains as clean as it was in the initial eras. There should be social involvement,” he added.