We requested ICMR to check if Ganga water can deal with Covid-19: Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Shekhawat

Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Shekhawat has revealed {that a} proposal has been despatched to the Indian Council of Medical Analysis to check water from River Ganga as a possible therapy for Covid-19.

Shekhawat, who took half in Aaj Tak’s particular program ‘e-Agenda Jaan Bhi, Jahan Bhi’, talked intimately on matters starting from the Namami Gange mission to availability of water within the coming summer time months.

Relating to the scientific trial of Ganga water, Gajendra Shekhawat mentioned that many organizations engaged on river cleanliness drives in collaboration with the Jal Shakti Ministry had despatched the proposal. When the world is gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, they’ve demanded a scientific trial to find out whether or not water from Ganga can be utilized within the therapy of Covid-19.

Gajendra Shekhawat mentioned, “Even for those who protect Ganga water for 100 years, it doesn’t spoil. The Ganga water has a singular high quality in comparison with different rivers, and this truth has been identified for hundreds of years. A proposal was despatched to the ICMR to check whether or not Ganga water might be used within the therapy of Covid-19.”

The ICMR, nevertheless, refused to do a scientific take a look at of Ganga water and mentioned that there isn’t any scientific truth to show that water from the holy river can be utilized within the therapy of Covid-19. It added that whereas Ganga water comprises a fraction of bacteriophages (viruses that infect micro organism), these are solely efficient in opposition to micro organism and never viruses like Covid-19.

Collaborating within the particular dialogue of Aaj Tak, the Jal Shakti minister of Water additionally mentioned that his ministry is paying particular consideration to water era at dams. He reported that of the 132 dams within the nation, 56 per cent have extra water than common. “This time the water scenario will probably be higher than final time. There was a whole lot of snowfall within the mountains so we’ll profit from that,” he mentioned.

When requested about river water at many locations turning into clear sufficient to drink as a result of lockdown, Shekhawat mentioned, “We’re learning the consequences of business lockdown on the cleanliness of rivers. Nothing may be mentioned authoritatively on that.”

Nonetheless, the minister mentioned that the cleanliness of Ganga water just isn’t solely as a result of lockdown but in addition the concerted efforts made by the Modi authorities.

“We have now labored on this mission for previously 5 years and the impact is now seen. Many organizations have helped us on this drive to wash Ganga. I’ve personally drunk the water of river Ganga, it’s match for consuming in Rishikesh. Not simply the lockdown, however efforts of the Modi authorities have introduced outcomes,” he mentioned.

Shekhawat additionally mentioned that elevated rainfall in the course of the lockdown contributed to creating river water cleaner. “Air pollution is diminished when the circulate within the river will increase. We should work collectively to maintain this improve fixed.”

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