The government is not going to demolish Taj Mahal in any wayThe recent admonishment by the Supreme Court indicates that the government is not keen on protecting the Taj Mahal. The court has requested the central government, the UP government and many other authorities a number of times to come up with a vision document or action plan to protect the monument, but none has come up with a proper solution. The bench was so frustrated by the apathy shown by all the authorities that they angrily said "You can demolish it if you like".
The government's concern about matters related to pollution or maintenance of ancient structures remains on paper for a long time and in reality it is rarely implemented without the court's strong message.
Let's take a look into the Clean Ganga initiative. There was much hullabaloo about cleaning Ganga during the present dispensation's first year in 2014. After a certain period it died down (I think inside the Ganga only). Is it because of the vastness of our country that these issues fail to progress properly or there is not enough political will to take up developmental projects?
It is well known that construction of roads and installation of proper street lighting remain the big issues in elections to local bodies but maintenance of ancient monuments or reduction of pollution level never finds a place in the election manifestos of political parties. What do the members say?