Adani’s Australian mine contributes to breaking Modi’s promise of restoring the Ganges

AUSTRALIA’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi are presiding over the degradation of one of the world’s most holiest rivers – the Ganges – all to feed the Godda power station that will consume Adani’s coal from Australia.

A high-profile promise from Prime MInister Modi to restore the flow to the Ganges River is being undermined by Adani, according to AdaniWatch.

The Australian Prime Minister is now also culpable because it is Australian coal that will be burnt in the power plant that will take water from India’s most sacred river.

The two prime ministers are having a ‘virtual summit’ on Thursday, 4 May.

Also today, AdaniWatch is publishing a story on the potential impacts of Adani’s Godda power station, 370kms north from Kolkata, on the Ganges River.

The Godda power station (currently under construction) is the intended destination for coal from Adani’s Carmichael mine.

“Adani is helping to break one of Prime Minister Modi’s most celebrated pledges. Mr Modi dedicated himself to cleaning up the Ganges River during his 2014 election campaign,” Geoff Law, coordinator of AdaniWatch, said.

“Yet Adani has secured approval from Mr Modi’s government to remove 36 million cubic metres of water from the sacred river every year in order to feed the power station that will consume coal from its Australian mine.

“Gautam Adani and Prime Ministers Modi and Morrison are all culpable in plans that will degrade the holiest of India’s rivers,” Geoff added.

Story Source: The Bob Brown Foundation
Image: The Ganges River in India is one of the most holiest rivers in the world but it is also one of the most polluted (Image Credit: Reuters).

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