Jairam Ramesh targets Akshardham Temple in DelhiBy ANI
Friday, January 7, 2011
NEW DELHI - Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Friday said the Akshardham Temple, which is built on the banks of Yamuna River in New Delhi, does not have environmental clearance.
“Akshardham didn’t get the clearance. Akshardham didn’t apply for the environmental clearance,” said Ramesh.
“It has already happened. What is yet to happen, we can stop that,” he added, when asked whether Akshardham Temple was constructed by violating the environmental norms.
Jairam Ramesh, however, contended that nothing could be done about it now.
“We can’t demolish the Akshardham Complex. We have to protect the remaining river bed,” he said. (ANI)