The sacred Indian rivers like the Ganga and the Yamuna are chocking due to the spiritual garbage after the festival of Sri Ramnavami. Due to the religious belief people prefers to throw spiritual holy garbage like flowers,floral garlands,mango,ashoka, banana leaves,
earthen pots,yagya /havan ashes,chunri,idols of gods/goddesses in the in the rivers like Ganga and the Yamuna in the cities like
They did not know that this system slowly turning our life giving holy rivers into sewage canals and dustbins.Such types of horrific
environmental problem shows that there is lack of environmental conservation education and awareness in our country. River water and quatic flora & fauna of these rivers are in danger due to this religious environmental pollution.
Mother Ganga and Mother Yamuna are crying for help.But her greedy children wanted to cash this problem as foreign aid in the name of Ganga Action Plan and Yamuna Action Plan.More than 40,000 crores rupees of our government and International funding agencies have been wasted for the river cleanliness programs yet.But the result is not,satisfactory,despite Supreme Court’s several strict repeated notifications and critisms.
Some selected organizations which are working for the conservation of the Ganga and the Yamuna are : CSE ( Centre for Science and Environment,New Delhi )under the the guidance of Padma Shri Sunita Narain,Director and Environmentalist,CSE),Pranam Pushpanjali, Noida
(under the guidance of Meena Aum, Founder Director), Ganga Bachao Andolan,Patna(Bihar)under the guidance of Guddu Baba),Yamuna Bachao Andolan by Waterman Dr.Rajendra Singh,Tapas,Yamuna Yatra New Delhi, etc.
“The holy river Yamuna is now completely dead.It is now a sewage canal due the environmental pollution,industrial pollution, sewage pollution and spiritual garbage pollution.It is now officially cremated.She crying for protection from the environmental pollution and government’s slow action plan.Crores of rupees are being wasted every year in the name of Yamuna Action Plan.But,it’s result is not satisfactory,despite Supreme Court’s several notifications.Project plan for Commonwealth Games- 2010 is also harmful for the health of the river Yamuna.Understand the river Yamuna to Understand India’s Water Problems.”said Padma Shri Sunita Narain, Director, CSE, New Delhi.
According to Navneet Khurana,Project Coordinator,Pranam Pushpanjali Noida:
“There is lack of awareness in our society regarding the Yamuna Pollution. There are religious superstitions which promotes dumping of spiritual garbage in the river Yamuna and the Hindon.”
Pranam Pushpanjali, Noida is doing a good job for the collection and disposal of the Prayer flowers from the residents and temples of Noida for the river Yamuna conservation for 10 years in Noida under the guidance of the Founder Director,Pranam Puhpanjali,Noida, Meena Aum. There must be cooperation from the government and the society for the control of the dumping of floral garbage in the Yamuna river.
The people should respect and obey the environmental laws for the protection of environment and the center and state government must enforce the laws before it is too late.It urgent that a national environmental conservation mass awareness program should be taken up urgently to save these rivers.
RANJAN KUMAR AMRITNIDHI