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Spitting into Ganga may become a punishable offence

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 7:10am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: dna

All those spitting or throwing garbage in river Ganga beware! The union water resources ministry is reportedly mulling over a proposal to make it a punishable offence including fine and imprisonment.

As per the proposal person can face three days in jail or a fine of Rs10,000 for spitting or dumping waste into Ganga river.

Cleaning of Ganga was one of prime minister Narendra Modi's main election promises during Lok Sabha elections. The intent was visible when Modi appointed Uma Bharti, MP from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, minister for Ganga Rejuvenation.

Bharti and her other ministerial colleagues have already set up a committee, which is to give its report within one month, suggesting roadmap to clean the holy river.

The officials at the water Resources, however, clarified that no such decision has been taken by Uma Bharti till now.

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