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Mustafabad village to be renamed as Saraswati nagar

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Haryana government has announced to rename Mustafabad village as Saraswati nagar. Mustafabad is a village located in the Yamuna nagar district in North- eastern part of Haryana .

Flash points

  • Mustafabad village near Yamuna nagar district has a population of around 8500 peopleMustafabad village to be renamed as Saraswati nagar
  • It has been renamed as Saraswati nagar
  • This was done with a view of importance for the Saraswati river which holds a special place in Hindu Mythology
  • This village is situated near the dried up base of Saraswati river
  • A notification on the name change has been issued by the Revenue and Disaster Management Department

Points to note

  • Haryana’s first Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has already sanctioned Rs.500 million for the excavation work of the Saraswati river
  • The important projects on the river include construction of a palaeo-channel, digging of borewells and carbon dating
  • Saraswati river is mentioned in epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata and it has a special place in Hindu Mythology
  • Haryana government also has set up Adi Badri Heritage Board to restore the point of origin of the river(Saraswati Udgam Sthal)
  • In May 2015, aquifers were discovered during the excavation of the alignment of the underground channel of the river at Mugalwali village