NEW DELHI: The Centre on Tuesday requested states alongside the Ganga to make sure strict vigilance and examine future incidences of individuals dumping our bodies within the river and its tributaries.
In a letter to district Ganga committees that are chaired by district magistrates or collectors, the nationwide mission for clear Ganga – the apex physique that displays rejuvenation of the river and its tributaries – additionally requested the authorities to dispose unidentified our bodies of suspected Covid-19 victims in accordance with security protocols.
“Ensure strict vigilance along length of the river within territorial jurisdiction of the district to prevent and check such future incidences of people dumping dead bodies in Ganga and its tributaries and of any other activity hazardous for river Ganga and health and hygiene of the area,” NMCG director common Rajiv Ranjan Mishra mentioned within the letter to the chairpersons of the committees.
It has additionally requested them to submit an motion taken report (ATR) to the NMCG within the subsequent 14 days, the letter mentioned.
Mishra mentioned dumping of our bodies/partially dumped our bodies/decomposed corpse not solely causes air pollution within the river, however can be unhygienic and will increase the chance of spreading infections in communities inhabiting the banks of rivers.
The letter was written to the states after our bodies had been noticed floating in Ganga and Yamuna in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh over the previous two days at a time when the nation is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic.
The Bihar authorities mentioned altogether 71 our bodies have been fished out from the Ganges in Buxar district, the place these had been discovered floating within the river, triggering suspicion that the deserted corpses could possibly be these of Covid-19 sufferers.
State water sources minister Sanjay Kumar got here out with a collection of tweets, asserting that the our bodies had flown downstream from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.
“The Bihar government is seized of the matter of unfortunate case of floating mortal remains in river Ganga. The bodies have floated into Bihar from UP,” mentioned Jha, including, medical doctors have confirmed upon autopsy that the deaths had taken place “four-five days” in the past.
He mentioned chief minister Nitish Kumar was pained at each the tragedy in addition to the “harm” to river Ganga.
On Monday, residents in Hamirpur district noticed 5 our bodies floating within the Yamuna, making a scare that these had been of Covid sufferers. The our bodies had been later fished out and cremated.