New Delhi: In view of keeping the river Yamuna clean, the Delhi government has directed Public Welfare Department (PWD) to take adequate measures to check devotees from dumping materials used for worship into the river.

Acting swiftly on the government’s directions, the PWD has started revamping the wire mesh on all the bridges on Yamuna.

According to PWD officials, the nets which have been cut open will be repaired so as to prevent people from dumping material into the river.

“It would be ensured that the devotees throw the items only at the places identified by the administration,” said the PWD officials.

Notably, grills were fixed on the bridge to stop people from dumping materials and other offerings directly into Yamuna. But some people with vested interests cut open the grills in a well designed pattern that gives an impression that the arrangement has been made by the administration.
People involved in it instead make money from those wishing to throw their offerings into river. 

The PWD has written to the Delhi police asking them to initiate action against those cutting the mesh.

Notably, pollution in Yamuna has been a matter of concern for long.

Alarmed over the rising levels of pollution in Yamuna, Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh had visited Yamuna to review its condition a few days ago. A group of saints and sages have also launched protest at Jantar Mantar demanding a clean Yamuna.

JPN/Bureau