Russia willing to help India clean Ganges riverbed

Russia is ready and willing to help India in cleaning the Ganges River riverbed, reports Regnum news agency.

Russia is ready and willing to help India in cleaning the Ganges River riverbed, reports Regnum news agency. The Director of the Department of International Relations of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation Nuritdin Inamov announced the results of the working meeting with Amit Telang, the First Secretary of the Embassy of India in Moscow and Head of the Economic and Commerce Wing.

“We are ready to aid our colleagues in the realization of the program for cleaning the riverbed of the Ganges and to send specialists who will estimate the volumes of work expected as soon as July,” said Inamov. He emphasized that the legal base has been prepared for the practical cooperation between the two countries.

In February 2015, the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment of the RF, Sergey Donskoy, arrived to India on a working visit. At the end of the visit with the Minister of the Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Shri Prakesh Javadekar, the head of the Russian Ministry announced that there was a need for intensifying collaboration between the two countries in the area of environmental issues. 

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