UP Summit: 80 per cent of Ganga will be cleaned by May 2018, claims Gadkari
Lucknow: Once again vowing big, Union Transport and Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday claimed that 80 per cent of holy Ganga river will be cleaned by May 2018.
Speaking on the first day of lavish Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit 2018 here, Gadkari said, "We have only intensified our efforts for cleanliness of Ganga, and with continued dedication, 80 per cent of the holy river will be cleaned by May 2018."
"A fair amount of improvement has been noticed in BOD and COD," he added.
Giving example of selling toilet water to Maharashtra Electricity Board for Rs 18 crore, Gadkari advised Uttar Pradesh government to use 110 bio-waste in making methanol and carbon dioxide.
He said that the government should consider running all its buses with ethanol which will not only control pollution but will also come cheaper as it only costs Rs 47 per litre.
What else Nitin Gadkari said?
- My ministry has Rs 25 lakh crore out of which we could only spend Rs 8 lakh crore.
- We have ample amount of money but the bureaucracy does not work efficiently which has been the biggest hindrance in development.
- We are not short of money for road construction, but we need land from UP government.