3 min read.Updated: 12 Jul 2016, 05:10 AM ISTLivemint
A plan to clean the river requires better groundwork at the core stage
The revival of the Ganga has been a popular political theme for many years now, and for good reason. The river is a core element of northern India’s cultural and economic landscape. The Bharatiya Janata Party was no different—Ganga figured as a major policy point in its manifesto for the 2014 elections. But the two years since have seen signal lack of action, so much so that the National Green Tribunal was forced to ask the centre: “Out of the 2,500km stretch of the river Ganga, tell us one place where it is clean."