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DDA working on comprehensive plan for Yamuna rejuvenation: Puri

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Puri today said that Development Authority (DDA) is working to impelement a "comprehensive project" for restoration and rejuvenation of the

He emphasised on rejuvenation of Yamuna and Ganga rivers as a necessity to sustain the Indian civilisation.

"The Development Authority (DDA) that reports to my ministry is working to implement a comprehensive plan for restoration and rejuvenation of the Yamuna. The project is named, Asita, which is another name of the Yamuna river," he said

Referring to the slow degradation of the rivers due to urbanisation, the expressed satisfaction over revival of focus on rejuvenation of rivers.

"We are seeing a revival of focus on rejuvenation of rivers and it is a must. For the Indian civilisation in its modern form, we got to rejuvenate the urban space, and the cleaning and rejuvenation of the Yamuna and Ganga is at the heart of that," the Housing and Urban Affairs said

There is no doubt about the "seriousness and resolve" of the government for the purpose of cleaning and rejuvenating the rivers, he said at the launch of a book 'Project-New Urban Ecology' at an event hosted by the

"If you are living in Delhi, I can not think of a more worthwhile cause than cleaning of the Yamuna," the minister stressed.

said that the 'Project' is a top priority of the in

The provost of (US), Thomas Katsouleas, termed the project as a single largest, multidisciplinary study by the university.

The varsity alongwith has taken up the project with an aim to clean and rejuvenate the Yamuna river.

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First Published: Fri, April 27 2018. 21:55 IST