Keyword : Ganga

Polluting Ganga will be a criminal offense

Soon Ganga pollution will be treated as a criminal offense. In the effort to abate pollution, ministry of water resource, river development and Ganga rejuvenation is working on a law that will puni

Modi`s key initiatives: Analysis

Prime minister Narendra Modi completes his one year in office on Monday. Governance Now has reviewed some of his key promises and initiatives taken in one year and what needs to be done in near fut

Morning briefing: Obama hints at Pak as safe haven for new terror groups

US President Barack Obama today said both Al Qaeda and ISIS pose a direct threat to the US and "even without ISIL, instability will continue for decades in many parts of the world - in the Mid

Water crisis is the biggest killer in making, writes Murli Manohar Joshi

Water is essential for sustaining life and our ecosystem as a whole and India is by far the largest and fastest growing consumer of ground water in the world. In our country, ground water is a comm

Death of a river

On a dry winter morning in December 2012, while crossing the bridge over what seemed like narrow waterway in an eastern UP town, I noticed a mountain of garbage in the stream. This shrunken, pollut

Stories you must read over the weekend

How NHAI is meeting the enormous challenge of digging long tunnels in mountains to bring Kashmir closer to the rest of India. The Banihal-Qazigund and Chenani-Nashri tunnels are part of an ambiti

Ganga jal can be ordered online soon

Soon, Indias citizens will be able to order “pure” Ganga water [Ganga jal] through an e-commerce platform, said communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.   

Why shipping in Ganga may not be that good an idea

The government has planned to promote navigation in rivers, including the mighty Ganga. Union minister for road transport, highways and shipping

302 polluted stretches along 275 rivers across India

There are 302 polluted river stretches along 275 rivers in the country. The pollution assessment is based on the bio-chemical oxygen demand (BOD) levels which are the key indicators of pollution, M

And dirty flows the Ganga

“The river [Ganga] is no ordinary image in which the divine has come to dwell. She is celestial-unmediated and immediate. Whatever is holy, whatever is merciful, whatever is utterly auspiciou

Flood situation grim in UP, Bihar, as rivers continue to rise

Many parts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are suffering from floods as river Ganga and its tributaries are flowing above the danger mark. So far, at least 40 people are reportedly dead

Home is where the highway is

We are a family of 21 people and we have been residing on this bund for two years now. There is no electricity, no proper roof and no safety. I am worried for my grandchildren. I want to see a roof

Ganga dam(ned)

The government aims to profit from the longest river of the country by using it as a water highway. It has expressed interest in dredging lengthy stretches of the Ganga, building barrages and thus

Sanitation with livelihood can improve Ganga’s water quality: Jaco Cilliers, UNDP

The union government in May partnered with UNDP India and launched Namami Gan

In Ballia, how poisonous arsenic has ravaged the rivers

Arsenic took my brother’s life. He had developed a wound on his foot from where blood and pus used to ooze out all the time. Despite that, he fought for all of us and tried his best to bring

Water may be put in the concurrent list

Union minister Uma Bharti on Friday said that the centre is discussing the issue of bringing water into concurrent list with states. To place water in the concurrent list is a propos

Ganga is now comparatively clean – in some stretches

The 2,500 km long river Ganga is relatively clean in some parts. Union minister Vijay Goel informed the Lok Sabha that water quality monitoring of river Ganga is being carried out by

A bucket list of stories on World Water Day

  What if there was a law for optimum use of water, conservation of rivers and underground water? It would have battled the water crisis in different regions of the country.

Ganga, Modi and people’s unwavering faith

When the truth was a few steps away from Modi’s gaze In November 2014, prime minister Narendra Modi made his first visit to his constituency Varanasi and laun

764 grossly polluting industries identified along Ganga river

  The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has identified a total of 764 Grossly Polluting Industries (industry discharging more than pollution load of Biochemical Oxygen Deman

A happy, gurgling Ganga and that sinking feeling

The river Ganga that the people in the plains know is very ill. It is odious. Well, what they perhaps don’t realise is that the river is not like that when she begins her journey from the Gan

Bihar wants Anna Hazare to bat for Ganga

 The Bihar government wants activist Anna Hazare to lead a mass movement on Ganga for them.  Last year, Bihar was one of the major victims of floods in the Gangetic plains. Almo

Bihar wants Anna Hazare to bat for Ganga

 The Bihar government wants activist Anna Hazare to lead a mass movement on Ganga for them.  Last year, Bihar was one of the major victims of floods in the Gangetic plains. Alm

We don’t talk of sustainable development anymore: Prof GD Agrawal

Shortly after prime minister Narendra Modi vowed to save the Narmada ri

Ganga needs political will, enabling policy framework: report

    Restoring life to the Ganga is not rocket science, said an exhaustive report on the river Ganga by The Third Pole. It added “what it needs is political

Between chaos and Kashi

Ganga ke jal mein apni ek taang par khada hai yeh shehar apni duusri taang se bilkul bekhabar  – Hindi critic an

‘The sense of preserving heritage is missing’

It’s said that to see as much of life as India can show, all one needs to do is visit Varanasi. The city, often called India’s cultural capital, has recorded continuous settleme

World Environment Day: Stories you must read

‘Connecting People to Nature’, is the theme for this year’s World Environment Day that falls on June 5, every year. The theme implores us to go outdoors and experience nature &n

Will Rs 4,100 crore help clean up the Ganga?

In the past three months projects worth Rs 4,100 crore have received the green signal as part of the effort to clean the Ganga. But, will it yield the desired result?  

Uma feels law will finally help protect Ganga

The water resources ministry is working on a national river Ganga bill to protect the river from pollution and degeneration. Addressing the media on Monday, union minister for water resources, rive





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