The Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have agreed to set-up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the cleaning-up and rejuvenation of River Yamuna.
In a meeting between the Union Minister and the Chief Minister held in New Delhi, it has been agreed to prepare a blueprint for this purpose during the next 45 days. Delhi’s Minister-in-charge for Water, Kapil Mishra and senior officials of concerned departments from Central and Delhi Governments were also present at this meeting.
In the meeting, the Union Water Resources Minister accepted the Delhi Chief Minister’s request of convening a joint meeting soon with Union Urban Development Minister Shri M Venkaiah Naidu and Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari.
The Chief Minister expressed the view that such a meeting is important since all the concerned Ministries/ Departments would have to work together for cleaning the historic river and reviving its past glory. Uma Bharti agreed to take up the matter with the concerned Ministers and explore the possibility of this meeting.
Issues related to beautification of the Yamuna River Front were also discussed in the recent meeting. The two sides have said to have expressed confidence that a joint effort will lead to a clean Yamuna, an issue which has now been pending since decades.
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