Agarwal, who was 86, was taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, by the administration of neighbouring Haridwar in Uttarakhand on Wednesday, a day after he stopped drinking even water. He had been accepting water with honey during the duration of his hunger strike, which he started on June 22. The Centre, in a reaction to his death, said that almost all the demands made by Agarwal had been accepted. His fast in 2009 led to the scrapping of two dams – Bhairon Ghati (380 Mw) and Pala Maneri (480 Mw) – on the Bhagirathi river, a tributary of the Ganga in higher reaches of Uttarakhand. His died a day after the environment ministry issued a notification for the free flow of 20-30% of water in river Ganga in the next three years.
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