The ministry informed that it will be a first of its kind research to check the water of the Ganga river, considered sacred, can be used for holistic health purpose.
“In a world where new and powerful bacteria have gained resistance against powerful drugs, such a study, which would explore and examine the unique properties of water of the Ganga, which is believed to not only cleanse itself by destroying germs and microbes present in it, but also purifies the water, is worth conducting,” Health Minister JP Nadda said
Nadda also informed that it is the mandate of the government not only to clean the river but to also rejuvenate it.
He said the “valuable scientific evidence generated as a result of this research and in-depth study will help to understand the medicinal properties of the Ganga water”.
Beside the government extending financial help, the ministry has said, several researchers from premier institutions like All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), IITs Kanpur and Roorkee, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and National Botanical Research Institute will be participating in this detailed study.