Connect with us

Ganga Clean-Up

After Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Request, Centre To Send Expert Team To Asses Silting In Ganga

3 days after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar put forward Ganga’s silting situation, Centre will send an expert team on June 5 in Bihar and West Bengal said Uma Bharti

Highlights
  • Silting in Ganga has caused ill-effects on the river
  • CM Nitish Kumar requested PM Modi to send a team of experts
  • Experts will visit Bihar and Faraaka on June 5

Patna: Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said that a central team will visit Bihar as well as Farakka Barrage in West Bengal next week to assess the situation of silting in river Ganga.

“Team of experts will visit Bihar and Faraaka on June 5 to assess the situation of silting in river Ganga and would submit a report,” she told the media in Bihar’s Katihar district.

Stressing the central government is serious about silting in river Ganga, Uma Bharti said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar raised the issue during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi last week.

The Bihar Chief Minister requested Prime Minister Modi to send a team of experts to the state before June 10 to assess the situation practically by making field visits of the river’s stretch from Buxar in Bihar and Farakka.

Chief Minister Kumar has repeatedly said silting in Ganga is a major issue, which is causing ill-effects on the river, and is also blamed for causing floods in Bihar.

Also Read: ‘Namami Gange’ Tour: Uma Bharti To Inspect Ganga Clean-Up In 5 States

Highlights From The 12-Hour Telethon

Leaving No One Behind

Mental Health

Environment

Join Us