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87-year-old Ganga activist Swami Swarup dies while trying to save his beloved river

DNMUM423973 | 10/12/2018 | Author : Nikhil M Ghanekar | WC :381 | India

New Delhi: Environmental activist GD Agarwal passed away on Thursday due to health complications that resulted from his 111-day hunger strike. The 87-year-old activist, also known as Swami Gyan Swarup Sanand, was demanding measures to protect the river Ganga.
His death comes a day after Union Minister Nitin Gadkari released a notification aimed at resolving some of the issues raised by Agarwal. The activist had three demands: Government must halt construction of Phata-Bhyung, Singoli Bhatwari and Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydropower projects 2.
A law to protect the river from further pollution and exploitation 3. And formation of a Ganga Bhakti-Parishad.
Gadkari had said that the government was hopeful of introd
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Halt construction of all hydropower projects on Ganga
Pass law to protect Ganga from further pollution and exploitation
Formation of Ganga Bhakti-Parishad
"I have written to him saying that we have accepted 70 to 80% (of his demands). And that we need him and he should stop his fast" -Nitin Gadkari, Ganga River Rejuvenation Minister(on Wednesday)

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