Ganga cleanup action plan

Ganga Cleanup Action Plan Proposal


Ganga cleanup action plan-Presenting a brief outline of Ganga Clean up Action Plan, steps which I feel need to be taken to realize this mega goal

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Ganga Cleanup Action Plan Proposal

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Any successful Ganga cleanup plan requires a multi thronged approach. A local micro level handling and an elaborate plan that applies to the whole course at a macro level. Presenting a brief outline of Ganga Clean up Action Plan, steps which I feel need to be taken to realize this mega goal…

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Every major city eg: Varanasi, Hardwar, Allahabad & Kanpur has its individual problems, which need to be handled at the respective city level. • Proper sewage disposal to ensure that the river is not

contaminated by the city waste & sewage • Water treatment plants to ensure no amount of untreated water

is released in the river • Proper monitoring of industries along the bank to ensure,

polluted water with harmful chemicals is not discharged in the river

• Half cremated bodies should not be released in the river. Electric or improved wood crematorium should be used.

• Proper sanitary facilities provided in places with high domestic & tourist traffic

City-wise pollution control measures:

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• Strict laws & penalties for industries, municipalities & individuals who are found breaking law or polluting the river in any way

• Polluting units should be closed or shifted [special mention-Tanneries in Kanpur]

• Regular monitoring of pollution level at various points along the course of the river

Zero tolerance to pollution :

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• Low cost Water treatment plants and sewage treatment plants to be constructed along the bank to ensure no untreated water goes in Ganga

• The river bank should be lined with plants especially the ones that help in reducing pollution

• Buffer zone should be created along the course of the river

Water treatment & rejuvenation:

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Maintaining proper flow:

• 100 km stretch of Gaumukh – Uttarkashi declared as eco-sensitive zone. No mega hydro projects should be allowed here.

• Too many Hydro projects act as speed breakers and reduce the natural flow of the river. Monitoring indiscriminate number of dams is required.

• Minimum flow should be fixed and regularly monitored

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Awareness drive:

• Media channels should be used to create awareness about the campaign

• School & college students should be involved in the campaign along with NCC volunteers to help spread awareness amongst pilgrims about pollution and cleanliness

• Seers and NGOs should also be included in the awareness campaign to guide the general public.

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All of us are aware that this is a mammoth task, which will require earnest efforts from all concerned. We also know that a committed Central and state governments only have the power to take the necessary steps to clean the holy Ganges.

All the best…

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Thanks for watching..


Archana Kulshrestha @archana13

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