With focus on cleaning of Ganga river ever since the Ganga activist GD Agarwal passed away on the issue, the government is in a damage control mode.
There are others too who are taking to cleaning of the river.
It is in this context that the over 55 tonnes of garbage and waste were removed from the Ganga by a 40-member team during its month-long expedition in the river, said its leader Everester Bachendri Pal.
The team found the Ganga polluted all through its ‘Mission Gange’ expedition route of 1500 km from Haridwar to Patna, it was informed.
The team left Jamshedpur on October 01.
The garbage and waste pulled out of the river were disposed of by respective municipalities of the seven towns the team reached, she said.
The 40-member team, which included Everesters Premlata Agarwal, first Indian woman to climb all the seven summit of the world, Hemant Gupta, Binita Soren, favoured ‘Shramdaan’ (voluntary work) by the common people to make the river free of pollutants, she said.
The 40-member team also included 26 employees of the Tata Steel, the sponsor of the event.>