Patna6 hours agoWriter: Shalini Singh
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The whole world has seen the pictures of dead bodies of corona infected in the Ganges. Bhaskar’s revelations There was a stir across the country. Now it is the turn to know how much these dead bodies have polluted the Ganges? Has the poison of corona infection also descended in the water of the holy Ganges? Instructions have been given for its investigation by the ‘National Mission for Clean Ganga’ of the Ministry of Jal Shakti. The task of this work has been given to the Indian Institute of Toxological Research, Lucknow (IITR).
Ganga water sample being taken from Chausa Ghat in Buxar.
Samples taken from Buxar, Patna, Bhojpur and Saran
The dead bodies of corona infected were first seen on the ghats of Buxar while flowing in the Ganges. This is the reason why the team of IITR Analyst first took a sample of Ganga water from Buxar itself. Along with Buxar, the team has also taken samples from Patna, Bhojpur and Saran. The Bihar State Pollution Control Board has also been investigating the changes in the water of the Ganges. Since this time the matter is related to the virus, so this work has been given to IITR.
The joint team of IITR and BSPCB took the sample
A three-member team of IITR had come to Bihar to collect samples of Ganga water. The team, along with the team of Bihar State Pollution Control Board, went to the Ganga Ghats of various districts and collected samples in the presence of the administration. This team took samples of Ganga water in Buxar on June 1 and in Patna, Bhojpur and Saran on June 5. After examining the sample, experts will find out whether there is corona virus in the water of Ganga or not.
Team will visit again next week
Bihar State Pollution Control Board analyst Dr Naveen Kumar said that this is the first round of sampling. After this, samples will be taken again, for which the team will again come to Bihar. According to Dr. Naveen Kumar, in the second round also the sample of Ganga water will be taken. This is because the results that come out in the investigation can be further confirmed.
About a month ago, Bhaskar first showed the picture of dead bodies being found in the Ganges from Buxar to UP.
On May 10, pictures of Chausa cremation ground went viral across the country.
lying in the Ganges at the Chausa cremation ground in Buxar pictures of corpses On May 10, it went viral across the country. However, after this, the Buxar district administration worked hard overnight. The dead bodies lying on the ghat were buried in the ground with the help of JCB. A total of 71 dead bodies were sampled for DNA and COVID test from Chausa and nearby ghats. In this case, there was a rhetoric between Buxar and the DM of Ghazipur districts of neighboring UP. Both of them categorically denied having their respective bodies.