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Uma Bharti Seeks Cooporation of Industry in Clean Ganga Mission

New Delhi: Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Sushri Uma Bharti has sought the cooperation of various industries in clean Ganga Mission. Addressing the national dialogue on industrial pollution in river Ganga held here today, she said industries along the river Ganga can contribute a lot in the mission by self regulatory provisions. The Minister expressed the hope that Ganga Rejuvenation Programme will set a parameter for other rivers of the country. Uma BHarti Earlier addressing the gathering, Union Minister for Environment, Forests and climate change Shri Prakash Javadekar said that Government has given time till March next year to over seven hundred Grossly Polluting Industries to follow the environment norms. He said after this sensors will be installed in these industries to check the pollution level. Shri Javadekar said that his Ministry is working in close tandem with the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation to fulfill the clean Ganga Mission of the Government Today’s dialogue involved specific consultation with Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs) located in five states along Ganga river main stem. The discussions involved presentations from Central Control Pollution Board (CCPB) on the regulatory framework and from the leading industrial associations regarding the actions taken and challenges faced in order to abate the pollution generated during the industrial processes. The consultation was attended by members of industrial associations and senior government officials from key Ministries involved in Ganga rejuvenation. An open forum was provided to the participants to keep their views and to provide suggestions for industrial pollution abatement.

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Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He is serving as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University, the university which controlling 440 colleges of Engineering, Management, Pharmacy & Architecture colleges in Gujarat.

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