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River Yamuna: Time To Translate Meetings into Action

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The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari holding a meeting on Yamuna related issues in New Delhi on 3rd December 2014. Also present in the meeting is the Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Delhi, Shri Najeeb Jung.

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  • gopiduttaakash

    Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India,
    South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi-110011.
    Sushri Uma Bharati , Minister of Water Resources, Room No 213, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001
    Esteemed Sir / Madam ,
    I would like to bring to your kind notice that the pollution of rivers in India is a major cause of concern. Indian water-bodies get polluted due to various reasons. The chief cause of this pollution is the dumping of garbage which is produced by religious rituals in the form of garlands, statue figures of deities, paper, plastic, coconut husks, etc. This is also affecting the size of the river.
    Everyday, 42,000 kg flowers enter Delhi, which means 12 lac 60 thousand kg in a month and 1.51 lac 20 thousand in a year. Besides that, an equal amount of pooja materials such as derelict idols and images of Gods and Goddess, chunni, agarbatti and dhoop packets, coconut shells, etc..But there is no account where do these flowers and other materials end up. More often than not, these ceremonial flowers and pooja samagries find their way into rivers. Clandestinely or brazenly people dispose of these flowers and other pooja materials into the rivers. This is one of the sources of polluting and choking Yamuna and other rivers. A pertinent question arises:
    • What happens to these flowers, after they get dried next day or in a few days?
    • Why do people throw these flowers into the rivers?
    It is obvious that this pooja material is put in a polybag and disposed of into the sacred rivers. Secondly, people’s belief, according to Hindu mythology, is that ceremonial flowers should be disposed of into the sacred river. Therefore, efforts for preventing people doing the same have not achieved the desired results so far. It is a matter of faith and needs sensitive handling. It is true flowers in themselves do not pollute the rivers but the polybags choke the river and restrict the flow of water. Therefore, we have devised a plan to recycle these materials without offending the religious beliefs and practices of the people. The recycling of these materials will provide employment to lakhs of people without offending their religious sentiments.
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