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Bharti to seek Mamata's cooperation for Ganga cleanup

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hinting that has not cooperated with the Centre on the 'Namami Gange' programme, Union Minister today said she will take up the issue with its Chief Minister

"They have a very strange attitude. They don't attend meetings (on Ganga). I am going to write to Banerjee to send officials for the meetings," Minister of Water Resources Bharti told reporters here.

She said effective implementation of the flagship programme at locations such as Dakshineshwar, Nabadwip, Belur Math and Ganga Sagar in the state is crucial for its success.

Bharti also said the in is mulling shifting tanneries in which discharge toxic waste into the Ganga.

She also reiterated that the Centre wants to ensure zero liquid discharge (ZLD) in the river.

"In our meeting with Adityanath, he said the state is thinking of shifting the industries. Either the industries go for ZLD or they are shifted, we are fine with it. We aim to ensure waste does not flow into the river," she added.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 22:48 IST