On the fourth day of the Parliamentary Budget Session, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti exuded confidence that River Ganga would be cleaned by July 2018.
Polluted waters of Ganga at Sangam Getty
Though she added that the cleanliness of a river cannot be established in any lab where quality of packaged drinking water is established and that the return of aqua life (river dolphins, turtles and gold fish) in River Ganga would be the biggest benchmark for her ministry.
File Photo of River Dolphin in Ganga UPGK
During the parliamentary session, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav also suggested that water drainage system in the cities should be reworked and it should be ensured that the water waste goes to the fields and not rivers. This, he said, would provide farmers with fertiliser and save rivers from pollution.
Guess rivers can be really cleaned once the political bickering is over and everyone actually gets down to it together.