"On a daily basis, 2900 million litres of sewage goes into the river Ganga" ... PM Man Mohan Singh.
And he further said that Ganga provides water to 40% of Indians in 11 states.
Should we think seriously about it?
Describing the performance of states in operating and maintaining existing sewage treatment plants as "tardy", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said every day 2,900 million litres of sewage is discharged into the Ganga, way above the capacity of the sewage treatment plants.
The prime minister, who was chairing the third National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA), said urgent steps should be taken to save the river, deemed sacred by Hindus, and said that "time is not on our side."
He said the states needs to focus on three key areas - untreated sewage, industrial pollution and need to maintain the ecological flow of the Ganga, deified by Hindus and intrinsic to India's literature and lore. The Ganga provides water to over 40 percent of India's population in 11 states.
"First is on the issue of untreated sewage. Every day about 2,900 millio ...more