Protecting Taj Mahal Clean and Save Yamuna
Haryana is much responsible for the diversion of water flooding of the river Yamuna Hathnikund for the drying of the Yamuna valley during the monsoon months is not it? And this phenomenon is threatening the Taj Mahal, located on the banks of the Yamuna, with the wood in its foundation and dehydration, and therefore susceptible to termites? Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan environmentalists believe Sun is the coordinator Manoj Mishra has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and indicates the threat of Mughal monument at the base of the Yamuna flow is severely restricted, and the urgent need to address the problem.
To mention the Hathnikund bombing, which became operational in the spring of 2002, as the main instrument for the diversion of water from the river, the letter also draws attention to the damage caused by pollution, hydroelectric projects, conducting wetlands and climate change . He suggested that the Government's White Paper on the causes of the Yamuna is in decline, and remedies designed to prepare for his recovery.
Since the beginning of this year, citizens were concerned about threats to the survival of the mausoleum, one of the Indian and western Uttar Pradesh, the major tourist attractions. The shadow of human stupidity seems to be constantly on the Taj, has created the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, which rests on three and a half centuries. Although Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983, administrators have very remiss to protect the pristine beauty of the structure, which has resisted numerous attacks.
Yellowing marble for the price of the smoke of Mathura Refinery, near, and the smoke of other chemicals from factories forced the intervention of the Supreme Court in the mid-1990, the objection of environmentalists. December 30, 1995 the court decided that no environmentally harmful fuels such as coal / coke and industries in the Taj trapezium zone, a 10.400 km ² of protected areas of the Taj could be used. To move or to switch to natural gas outside the area, or off. The specific area includes 40 protected monuments like the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
This crisis was followed by others, in the third period, Ms. Mayawati as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. The Taj Heritage Corridor scam buildings and shops and concrete structures, including near the Taj - a project that threatens the monument - which has cost the job. She was forced out in August 2003, accused of corruption charges against them.
After his return to power in May 2007, work on Yamuna Expressway, formerly known as Taj expressway, designed and it was during his previous mandate. The 165 km long, six lanes of Noida to Agra by environmentalists is wrong for the following reasons: one, that the greatly increased volume of traffic air pollution and corrosion-protected monuments and the environment, with two, such as Corridor Taj, women, Mayawati and expelled from their husbands the Office in 2003, revived the threat of actual impact on the Taj Mahal, and three, in municipalities and industries along the route, together with a promoter, it is inevitable it empties the River Yamuna, the lack of air.
The Supreme Court in 2010, the environmental clearance given to the Yamuna Expressway, like all companies in the Taj trapezium area first requires cutting the maximum sentence. What has not been granted. Now with survival to restore the flow of Yamuna, the Taj is connected, the highest court in October led to the Survey of India, Uttar Pradesh and the Government of the Union government's request in the report of the Taj from the river drying Yamuna at risk.
The campaign for many years to save the rivers of India to see a ray of hope in the Allahabad High Court Judgement of April 11 to ban the construction of 500 meters of the highest high water level of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, Ganges next. Although the ruling applies Allahabad, activists are proud to call a coordinator Manoj Mishra YJA, identifies the river "natural boundary the highest level of flooding (flood) and sets a limit of 500 meters from there, in fact there is no building ". The order of Delhi High Court in 2005 ordered the removal of the building in an area of 300 meters of the river Yamuna. However, no natural limits specified. Then follow the DDA and other government agencies in flood plains and areas of groundwater recharge to be built.
Struck by the deplorable conditions of the Yamuna have sants, NGOs and residents of Brajbhumi, tradition, through the divine Radha-Krishna sanctified, campaigned for the river to flow freely. Barsana is Ramesh Baba is seen as the driving force. People have tried to mobilize support for the object due to march through the grounds of the Yamuna and above Brajbhumi stop in the city, and inspire people to join the campaign.
The padyatra was launched in March Sangam in Allahabad for life. The participants have threatened the gates of all dams, which prevented the free flow and redirect the opening of the river. Bhanu Pratap Singh, president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, said that water should be allowed to flow remains constant. Only the overflow or excess water can be stored.
Water experts agree with this view, the observation that the free flow of a mechanism of self-renewal and clean rivers, in order to get rid of pollution. This will ensure your survival. In the case of the Yamuna, but also ensure the survival of the great historic sites like the Taj and Brajbhumi.