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Yamuna will be brought under Environment Protection Act: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government has promised to bring the Yamuna river under the the Environment Protection Act within two months to ensure "free flow of the river".

Union Minister Ravishankar Prasad gave this assurance to the members of Yamuna Muktikaran Padyatra, undertaken for making Yamuna pollution free, here today, said Ravi Monga, spokesman and core committee member of the padyatra committee.

"Our demands were that the Yamuna should be brought under the Environment Protection Act and the immediate need to allow the environmental flow of natural waters from Hathini Kund Barrage and the water should be allowed to flow on the entire stretch of Yamuna River Bed to maintain its adequate ecological flow," he said.

The Free Yamuna marchers who were on a hunger strike ended their fast in presence of the minister.

"The agitators' second demand for a parallel canal to be built along the river for sewage transport has also been agreed upon by the government," he said.

The Padyatra participated by large number of people had started from Kosi (Braj) in Mathura and it ended today at Jantar Mantar with Prasad promising that the demands of the Padyathris will be met within two months, Monga added.

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First Published: Sun, March 22 2015. 23:22 IST
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