Source: News Bharati English17 Aug 2016 19:05:22

Mathura, August 17: Under the ambitious project of Prime Minister’s visionary “Namami Gange”, many schemes were launched on Wednesday in Mathura. Addressing the project of Mathura Sewage Treatment Plant, Minister of Water Resources of India, Uma Bharti said that until the work on Yamuna is not completed, the completion of work upon river Ganges would not be done. Also, LPG gas cylinders were distributed to the beneficiaries under Ujwala Yojana scheme.
Further, the minister approached the people promising them that the Centre will see to it that they take all the possible efforts to make the rivers of India pollution-free. The centre is also working upon it on a broad level, she pointed out. She also appealed to the people that the common people also strive to and try to keep the rivers clean as the sense of duty. She said that people should help the centre to keep all the rivers clean and not only Ganga and Yamuna. She pointed out that people should also stop throwing waste and garbage in the rivers.

Informing about the project plans, she said that, the Mathura refinery will clean the sewage treated water and bring to use by recycling it. She called it a historic step and informed that the cost of this entire thing will cost 40 crores, set up in Mathura.  She also said that water way will be made between Mathura and Vrindavan. The first trial of the boats in the waterways between Kolkata and Varanasi was also successful, she said. 

An MoU was also signed to this effect between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). Bharti said that with the adoption of hybrid annuity mode by NMCG the complexion of Yamuna will change completely in Mathura-Vrindavan by the year 2018. She said, every effort will be made to stop the flow of polluted water of Yamuna from Delhi to Mathura Vrindavan. The Minister said that with the use of pressure technology in irrigation we would be able to save about 60 percent water of Ganga and Yamuna which will help to maintain good e-flow of water in these rivers.

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan also addressed the gathering.