Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Yamuna has become a gutter, says Hema Malini

The Bollywood actress expressed concern over the destruction of Yamuna and asked the government to take steps to save the river


Yamuna has become a gutter, says Hema Malini (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Hema Malini on Friday raised her voice against destruction of Yamuna, saying it "has been converted into a gutter" and asked the government to take steps to save the river.

"I'm sad that Yamuna has been converted into a gutter ... government should take steps (to clean the river)," Hema Malini said at an event here. She was here to launch Kent RO System's zero-wastage water purifier.

Earlier this week, several activists marched into Delhi demanding urgent measures by the government to clean the Yamuna river and also held a meeting with Union Minister of Water Resources Harish Rawat on the issue.

The protestors demanded cleaning of a 22-km stretch of the Yamuna in Delhi between Wazirabad Barrage and Okhla Barrage and release of at least 50 per cent of water from Hathini Kund barrage into the Yamuna.

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