Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A holy pit to keep Ghaziabad clean: India Today -

    • Akash Vashishtha
    • In a novel effort to prevent Hindon river from getting polluted, the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) has set up a huge prayer chamber filled with Ganga water along the banks.

      The chamber, or ' hawan kund', will be used for immersing flowers and other objects used in religious rituals. Currently, these are thrown into the Hindon and are a major pollutant.

    • The vehicles have been painted in vermillion (red) and yellow - colours depicting Hindu mythology.

      Their drivers will be dressed in red-and-yellow uniforms too.

    • "We were thinking how to stop people from dumping waste into the river. This scheme was initiated keeping the people's religious sentiments in mind," he added.