Ujjain: MP Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) organised a symposium for preservation of river Kshipra at Ramghat. MPPCB regional official PK Trivedi informed that the symposium was organised to reduce pollution in the river. On this occasion Mahamandleshwar Shaileshanandgiri, Shrikshetra panda samiti head Guptgiri, Raghav Pandit, Purushottam Dubey and district administration officials and civic body officials were present.
Trivedi suggested that immersion of flowers, polythene bags and other things must be stopped in the river. He also appealed to all to make river pollution free. Mahamandleshwar Shaileshanand Giri insisted to plant saplings at banks and nearby areas of the river. Civic body officers shed light on new projects which would help in reducing pollution.
Chief chemist Dr SK Shringi, Dr DVS Jatav, Dr Lalita Sharma, Pratim Khare, Dr Deepak Kale, RD Vaidya, TK Malviya, Manoj Sangle, Bherulal Chande, Jayantrao, Nilesh Nigam and other officials were also present during the symposium.
CM shows reluctance
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan showed reluctance to respond to a query related to the sorry state of affairs of river Kshipra. On Monday afternoon, CM was in the city in connection with BJYM’s chalo panchayat mahabhiyan.
When the media drew his attention on the high level of pollution in river Kshipra these days, which was creating a bad image for the state government, he first pleaded about his busy schedule and then tried to give statistics about the schemes which his government executed to connect Narmada river with Kshipra, Gambhir and Kalisindh rivers. He said that Narmada was connected with Kshipra under phase one and under phase two it will be connected with Gambhir and under phase three it will be connected with Kalisindh.
AIYCC to burn effigies of PM Modi and CM Chouhan today
All India Youth Congress Committee will burn effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday to protest against the government for not taking any serious action for purification of river Kshipra. AIYCC national secretary Hemant Singh Chouhan said that polluted water of river Kanh and drainage water was contaminating water of river Kshipra.
He also mentioned Narmada-Kshipra link project and accused the government of corruption. Chouhan said the government should seriously mull the purification of the river and should not take the ‘fast unto death’ of Congress leader Noori Khan over purification of the river and other demands for public interest lightly.