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New Delhi: Six Union Ministers, two Chief Ministers and some famous policymakers will meet to discuss how to clean river Ganga and keep it that way.

The meeting will also see the participation of 1,649 Gram Pradhans in a bid to involve the villages which dot the route of the 2,525-km long river that originates in the higher reaches of Uttarakhand.

The meeting has been organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga.

Among those who will attend are the Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand and Jharkhand and union Ministers Smriti Irani, Mahesh Sharma, S Sonowal, Chaudhary Birender Singh, Shripad Yesso Naikand Nitin Gadkari, said an official release. Policy makers and NGOs will also take part.

“Aimed at bringing all the stakeholders on a single platform, the consultation and sensitization programme is a national dialogue on Ganga,” it said.

The meeting will draw on ideas that will give a better insight for framing a strategic long-term policy for restoration of the river which Hindus consider holy, the release said. India’s second biggest river has got polluted with time. Millions of people across India depend on Ganga for their livelihood.

Narendra Modi government had promised to get the holy river clean.(IANS)

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  • Vrushali Mahajan

    There should be action taken on the pollutants and the people who do it. Ganga has had a traditional and cultural importance in our country and should be taken care

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“Agra gets only a trickle. Since there is no storage facility in Agra, the monsoon water goes waste,” river activist Harendra Gupta said. (IANS)