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Survey of India to trace sources of pollution along Ganga basin

Source: The Pioneer, Date: December , 2014

The work will start from its point of origin at Gangotri to the place it joins Bay of Bengal. Various strategic points will be covered along the 2.5 lakh sq km of Ganga basin area. The work is expected to begin within the next two months. It will be taken up as part of the  National Mission for Clean Ganga, which is responsible for cleaning up the river. The original time frame proposes the completion of the work in two years. However, it is being planned to be completed in one-and-half years, given the urgency of the situation. In order to clean-up a large river like Ganga it is very essential to first pinpoint from where the pollution is originating for which a detailed survey is required, pointed out the sources.

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