Ganga in the News: World Bank President promises to help India in cleaning river Ganga
From IBN Live, New Delhi: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim promised to help India in cleaning up the river Ganga. The remarks came after Kim met Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday and also discussed a host of issues.
Kim has said that they will send their best team to India to work on the project.
Here is an excerpt from the interview:
CNBC-TV18: In terms of governments agreement to clean up the Ganga and there is an agreement with the World Bank which was in with the previous government, to actually take the project forward. It is a billion dollar agreement that the world bank has with the government. How confident do you feel about achieving the objective given the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put his weight behind the Ganga clean-up operation?
Jim Yong Kim: You know the clean-up of the Ganga is important is so many ways. I actually went through the Ganga in Kanpur. We saw literally raw sewage being dumped into the Ganga and we also know that spirtually for the people the Ganga is so important. So very very top priority for us and we understand for the government as well, this is a hard project. It’s a huge project, but we have had great success in other areas where we have tackled problems of this size. Again if Prime Minister Modi wants this to be a top thing to work on together, then that’s what we will do. It is hard. We happen to have one of the the best water specialist in the world. We will bring our A+ team here and will do everything we can to help.