Green Kumbh initiative an ongoing campaign for Clean Ganga River. Swami Chidanand Saraswati of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh is the force behind the Clean Ganga Campaign.
According to Swami Chidanand Saraswati, the change was visible on the second ritual bathing of this Kumbh Mela. He said “During the Makar Sankranti Shahi Snan, the Ganga was littered with polythene bags. I just returned from the snan and today, it was different. We saw more hands than polythene. There is a change and we are positive it will continue”.
The Green Kumbh 2013 initiative includes a massive sapling plantation drive under the ‘Kumbh Smriti Van’ proposal and distribution of the saplings, waste-water and solid waste management, use of eco-friendly alternatives to plastic and polythene, and eco-friendly toilets.
Hindupad appreciates the effort of organisers for this Clean Ganga Campaign.