Guest blog by ManojMisra
Two years is not a lot of time. Yet it is good enough to know if the right path has been taken or not?
Prime Minister Modi during his campaign and immediately on taking charge of the new government in May, 2014 raised huge expectations with his proactive call to rejuvenate river Ganga. Seemingly like a personal mission, he put Ms Uma Bharti, a well known Ganga Bhakta in charge of the renamed Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR,RD&GR). Continue reading “WHY TWO YEARS OF GANGA REJUVENATION HAS BEEN LITTLE MORE THAN NOISE?”
A three member committee set up by the Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR for short) has submitted a report in March 2015, which makes welcome recommendation on “Assessment of Environment Flows”. These recommendations on Environmental Flows (E-Flows) need to be implemented immediately for better health of our rivers. The committee members include Dr Vinod Tare of Indian Institute of Technology Consortium (IITC), senior officials of Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF for short, it was represented by Dr Shashi Shekhar, Special Secretary in MoEF) and MoWR (represented by Dr Amarjeet Singh, Additional Secretary, MoWR). Sushri Uma Bharti, Union Water Resources Minister and even the recent meeting of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGBRA) on March 26, 2015, headed by the Prime Minister referred to this committee. Continue reading “MoWR report on “Assessment of E-Flows” is welcome, needs urgent implementation”