June 28, 2016
Whatever we all doing today is a big job as we are doing it for the generations to come. ~ Akhilesh Yadav
The ‘Hindon River Rejuvenation’ is a transformational program to clean River Hindon that originates in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The river is a tributary of Yamuna and flows through Saharanpur, Muzzafarnagar, and Meerut.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has inaugurated a “Hindon-Yatra” yesterday where he released a handbook on 22 people who have worked hard to clean the river Hindon. The Water Resources Group (WRG) along with the government of Uttar Pradesh would work jointly to revive the rain-fed river.
Hindon River rejuvenation – A part of Clean UP Green UP
Uttar Pradesh government and ‘2030 Water Resources Group’ have developed a comprehensive approach to revive the rivers as a part of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s “Clean UP Green UP” campaign. This state-wide partnership will focus on developing solutions through consultation with empowered stakeholders. The Water Resources Group is a public-private-civil society partnership which is working with Uttar Pradesh government with an aim of ensuring water resources management for long term development and economic growth of the state.
A Transformational Programme
A symposium and exhibition had been organised at the CM’s residence yesterday where several international experts and Water Conservation committees were present. This water conservation program is driven by government committees and civil society movements and its main components which include – treating and using urban wastewater, introducing cleaner industrial production, effluent treating, improving agri-water productivity, reducing agro-chemical run off, and augmenting environmental flows through supply measures by managing groundwater and harvesting rainwater.
Uttar Pradesh government under the leadership of Akhilesh Yadav is committed to revive country’s rivers and this enormous challenge requires co-ordination among all the municipal, agricultural, and industrial bodies. The Water Resources Group 2030 would surely help to enable a sound environmental framework.