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Centre to Supreme Court: Ganga will be totally clean by

Source: Indian Express, Date: January , 2015

Ganga will be totally cleaned by 2018, the Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court, which had sought to know whether the government was serious about completing the clean-up exercise during its current tenure or wanted to keep it alive as a poll issue for the next general elections. “Absolutely not. We don’t want to keep it alive. We want to do it by 2018,” Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar submitted before a bench led by Justice T S Thakur, which was hearing a PIL pending since 1985. The PIL, filed by activist M C Mehta around three decades ago, was being heard by the apex court regularly but it picked up pace recently when the Justice Thakur-led bench began hearing it. Incidentally, the government led by Narendra Modi came to power at the Centre around the same time when this bench started hearing the petition.

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