Patna: Authority to check Ganga pollution

PATNA: The state cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to set up a Bihar State Ganga River Basin Authority to deal with the problems of waste management and pollution control in the Ganga river.

The chief minister would head the Authority which would have the ministers for finance, urban development and housing, water resource development, environment and public health engineering department as members. Five experts on environment and ecology would also be nominated as members of the authority.
The chief secretary would be its member, secretary.

State cabinet secretary Girish Shankar said the Authority would have a state executive committee headed by the chief secretary. Principal secretaries/ secretaries of the above-mentioned departments would be nominated as members of the state executive committee.

The MDs or chairman of State Pollution Control Board, Urban Infrastructure Development Authority and Bihar Rajya Jal Parshad would also be nominated as members of the state executive committee, said Shankar.

The cabinet also decided to extend the term of the judicial commission inquiring into the Kahalgaon police firing by two months up to December 31 this year.

From TOI

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