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Government paying full attention to Yamuna's cleanliness: Haryana CM Khattar

Government paying full attention to Yamuna's cleanliness: Haryana CM Khattar

The Haryana government is playing a proactive role in ensuring cleanliness of river Yamuna, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Tuesday.

Kurukshetra: The Haryana government is playing a proactive role in ensuring cleanliness of river Yamuna, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Tuesday.

Treatment plants are being set up at various points along the river where sewerage is released, he told reporters here.

"Such plants have already been set up in Delhi and Faridabad and would soon be set up at other places as well," Khattar said.

The Chief Minister also said that the Haryana government was working towards development of all holy places and tourist spots along the Saraswati river.

"A sum of Rs 50 crore has been released for excavation and other works on the banks of the Saraswati river," he said.

He also said that several plans to further develop Kurukshetra as a centre of religious tourism was being seriously considered.

"The Kurukshetra Development Board is working on a special project to provide continuous flow of fresh water in the holy Brahma Sarovar here for which funds have already been allocated. Steps would be taken soon to implement the project," he said

"Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, Mahesh Sharma, is working on conservation of the sacred banyan tree at Jyotisar here, and soon a significant initiative would be taken in this regard," Khattar added.

Meanwhile, on his government's proposal to introduce Bhagwad Gita in school curriculum in the state, Khattar said the modalities were being worked out.

On some "irregularities" detected in the outsourcing policy of Kurukshetra University, he said the government has set up an investigation committee to probe the matter.

"It would carry out the investigations and submit its report after which action would be taken," he said.

first published:April 14, 2015, 22:39 IST