14 April, New Delhi
Australia has assured India that it would extend full technological support for the ambitious project to cleanse the Ganga, saying measures like controlling effluent discharge could be used to clean the river. Australia has promised its full support to Ganga Rejuvenation plan.
This was communicated by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop when she called on Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharati in New Delhi Monday , a statement said.
Bishop said her country will be too happy to extend all technological support to India for its mission to clean Ganga. She said her country has developed a score card to measure and control effluent discharge into the rivers which will be very useful for India in its efforts to clean the Ganga.
Welcoming the offer, Uma Bharati said this will be very helpful for India to formulate proper guidelines for polluting industries. Both the leaders also discussed bilateral co-operation in sectors like water-flow forecasting, recharging of groundwater, mapping of ground water storage and inter-linking of rivers, the release added.