Press Information Bureau, Government Of India,Ministry of Tourism
(05-September, 2015 20:00 IST )
The Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma today launched a special cleaning campaign at the recently renovated historic Assi Ghat in Varanasi. Launching a cleaning drive at the excavated and restored historic Assi Ghat, the Union Minister inaugurated a world class Sulabh public toilet on the occasion. Dr. Mahesh Sharma while lauding the effort of Sulabh called upon other organizations to come forward to adopt and clean other ghats. He said a plan is being drafted to clean garbage by using boats as garbage disposal is a major problem in the historic city due to narrow lanes. Now boats will ferry garbage to dump at certain points.
Dr Mahesh Sharma said that a comprehensive plan for the all round development and beautification of the Ghats of Varanasi and cleaning of River Ganga is underway to fulfill the wishes of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. He announced introduction of a special project for restoration and beautification of the Ghats. the Minister said a plan has already been finalized to hold light and sound shows at Assi Ghat soon.