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Magsaysay award-winner ' Rajendra Singh and two others on Saturday quit the National Ganga River Basin Authority, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [ Images ], protesting the government's "negligence" of the river.--Do you think that our Government is really doing anything in this regard to clean up the River Ganga?

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Asked by radhakrishnan, 11 Mar '12 12:02 pm
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Rajendra Singh said to sources that the resignations were sent after their meeting with Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal during the day when they apprised him of the agitation of Agrawal, who is known as Swami Gyanswaroop Anand.

Agrawal had yesterday announced that he will not take water in the last phase of his fast-unto-death to press for uninterrupted clean flow of the Ganga.

While Chopra is the Director of Dehradun-based People's Science Institute, Siddiqi is a former Professor of Aligarh Muslim University.

"Swami Gyanswaroop Anand's demand is respect river Ganga and ensures clean and continuous flow of the river. He has been on agitation for the last 47 days in Varanasi on the bank of the Ganga. But government seems to be neglecting his demand.

He entered his second phase of agitation yesterday declaring he will not take water. His life is in danger," Rajendra Singh said.

He alleged NGRBA was constituted three and half years ago and it had met only twice ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 11 Mar '12 12:06 pm

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