Ganga and ghats littered with waste

The common practice of dumping garbage on the Ganga river bed by the Varanasi Municipal Corporation (VMC) is a testimony to the fact that it does not believe in leading by example. It does not follow what it preaches to others. 

Huge piles of garbage are found at the cross banks of the Ganga near Vishvasundari bridge in Ramnagar area. Due to irregular cleaning and garbage collection exercise, even the so-called VIP ghats like Rajendra Prasad Ghat and Dashashwamedh Ghat are littered with waste materials. Even stairs of the ghats are not spared. 

Contacted, Municipal Commissioner RP Singh said, “It’s true that in some cases, VMC employees are not following the norms as to where they should and should not dump garbage. Now they too will be covered under the awareness programme.” 

Full report here Times of India


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