The Centre will enact a law for permanent protection of river Ganga from pollution as Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for an "uncompromising mission-mode approach" to stop its further pollution.
Amidst growing focus on the Ganga clean-up drive, the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on the Government to rope-in voluntary contributions of the stalwarts of the India Inc. and the leading Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), to clean rivers such as Ganga and Yamuna by rewarding them with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) tax incentives.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved a proposal for carrying out the second phase of Ganga Action Plan worth Rs 496.90 crore with Japanese assistance at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed
serious concern that despite spending over Rs 900 crore on the
implementation of the ambitious Ganga Action Plan launched by
then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1985 the industrial
pollution went unchecked deteriorating the water quality.