Environmentalist on indefinite fast to be hospitalisedMarch 19th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Noted environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who has been on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, is being shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here as his condition has deteriorated, his supporters said Monday.
Agarwal, 80, former Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) professor, is being moved to AIIMS in an air ambulance from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
“He stopped taking water from March 9 and his condition deteriorated. Doctors advised he be taken to AIIMS. He is on his way and will reach Delhi by 3 p.m.,” Magsaysay awardee Rajendra Singh told IANS.
Rajendra Singh resigned as the chairman of the central government constituted National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) last week over government’s insensitivity towards Agarwal and gross negligence towards worsening state of the holy river.
Two other members of the NGRBA have also resigned over the issue.
“We haven’t heard anything from the government since we sent our resignation. It is a matter of great concern but the government remains totally unmoved,” said Singh.
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