Air of uncertainty

Print edition : June 27, 2014

Searching for coins and gold in the polluted waters of the Ganga at Sangam after the Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad on April 2, 2013. It has been reported that the NDA government's initial plans for the Ganga include cleaning the river, incorporating flood control, strengthening transport, and generating tourism and employment. Photo: SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP

Prakash Javadekar takes charge as the Minister of State for Environment and Forests with independent charge on May 29. Photo: Subhav Shukla/PTI

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar will not have to worry about pressures from alliance partners. But one does not know how much space he is willing to carve out for himself and how much space the government is likely to give him.
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