Indian Government plans to bring in new law to keep Ganga clean, pollution-free

In a bid to keep Ganga, Hinduism’s holiest river, clean and pollution-free, the Indian government at the centre is planning to bring in a new legislation, a draft proposal for which is currently being prepared by multiple authorities.  

The draft once prepared will be sent to the Union Cabinet for its approval.  

An official stated that the proposed law that is being drafted will set down legal obligations to prevent pollution and fix biological and effluent parameters to be maintained at all times at main geographical points and cities through which the river flows.  

In line with the efforts in same direction, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Namami Gange campaign in June 2014 to clean the Ganga. Marking this as a project of national importance, the PM Modi led government has been initiating efforts to clean the river which is worshipped by millions of Hindus.  

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