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Practice of bodies being dumped in rivers prevalent in UP, state official tells Centre

Practice of bodies being dumped in rivers prevalent in UP, state official tells Centre

The Uttar Pradesh government was aware that the practice of dumping dead bodies in rivers was prevalent in the state, even before the visuals of decomposed corpses floating in the Ganga during the current wave of the pandemic emerged on social media.

This was conveyed by a senior UP government official to the Centre during a meeting on May 15, held under the chairmanship of Pankaj Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS) with the officers of UP and Bihar.

The meeting, held through a video conference, was called to discuss the follow-up action on the May 11 advisory issued by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to states, asking them to “immediately stop” the dumping of dead bodies in Ganga and its tributaries.

News Source: INDIANEXPRESS

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