Will the BJP gov­ern­ment's fund al­lo­ca­tion of ` 20,000 crore for the clean Ganga pro­gramme save the dy­ing river?

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Sim­ply al­lo­cat­ing money is of no use. We can keep clean­ing the river, but as long as plas­tic is not banned, it will con­tinue to pol­lute the en­vi­ron­ment.

SAMIR PATIL The only thing that mat­ters to our min­is­ters is how much money the gov­ern­ment is re­leas­ing. No one is tak­ing steps to stop in­dus­tries from dump­ing their waste into the rivers. Sadly, in our coun­try, might is al­ways right.

MAN­ISH JOSHI The work to clean the Ganga should be mon­i­tored by the Prime Min­is­ter's Of­fice (PMO). In­dus­tries should be pe­nalised for dump­ing plas­tic, met­als and other waste in the en­tire Ganga basin. PMO should en­sure that funds are not mis­used.

RAVIN­DRA GANDHE There must be an au­dit to take stock of ev­ery crore spent. Only then will the public know how much money was used to ac­tu­ally clean the river and how much went into the pock­ets of con­trac­tors.

SWARNA LATHA

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