The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to file an ´updated´ report on the status of projects going under the Ganga cleaning programmes in five states through which the river passes.
A bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, appearing for the Centre, to file details in an ´up-to-date report´ and fixed the matter for hearing on January 24.
Kumar told the bench that in pursuance to the court´s earlier direction, the government had filed an affidavit in the matter in 2015. To this, the bench said´We are now in 2017.
You give us a new affidavit. We need an up-to-date report.´The Court also asked the government to give details of the projects updated till December 31, 2016.