South Australia keen on 'Clean Ganga' project
Posted on Aug 20 2014 | IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Clean Ganga' project received a shot-in-the-arm with the South Australia government showing its interest in cleaning up the river, which is considered sacred by many Indians.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherhill said Wednesday that his government would propose a plan to clean the mighty Ganga.
"We have the expertise to clean rivers and we are interested in taking up the 'Clean Ganga' project. We are also planning to meet India's water resources ministry and the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs to give them our proposal," said Weatherhill during a promotional campaign of the South Australian government for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
'Clean Ganga's is one of Modi's pet project. The prime minister, through his MyGov site is also calling for suggestions to clean the Ganga. The Modi government is keen on seeking to bring about a radical change in the river's condition.
Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti also claimed Wednesday that Ganga would be free from most of its pollution within three years.