Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh and Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal signed a Memorandum of Understanding, for river Ganga’s protection and pollution management programme, with seven major IITS of India, in New Delhi.
After the independence it is going to be for the first time that the seven major Indian Institute of Technologies are approached to device a solution for treatment of Ganga.
The decision of treating Ganga was made after finding that by 2020 Ganga will be full of sewage, which would be difficult to treat.
The treatment and waste management process of Ganga is named as mission ‘Clean Ganga’.
Universities related to the environment will also be dedicating their time and effort to the mission. Around 100 professors and students are working on this project and the main focus is to improve the quality of the sewage systems.
The chief ministers of all those states, which have a boundary with the river Ganga, like Uttarkhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand are also involved.
Just want to say, Better Late than Never.