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Action plan for Ganga, Yamuna clean-up by this year-end: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:17

An action plan for the clean-up of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers may be formulated by the end of this year after consultation with stakeholders, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Ganga action plan may be extended to other rivers: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:49

The government today said that based on the outcome of the action plan on Ganga, it may extend it to other major rivers of the country.

Rope in industry stalwarts and reward CSR incentives for Ganga clean-up drive: PHD Chamber

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:12

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.

Ganga water can cause cancer: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 16:12

Ganga is considered as the holiest of the holy rivers, serving as a gateway for souls to escape the cycle of rebirth and attain salvation.

India`s struggle to free Ganga of pollution– a flowing mess!

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 18:21

For centuries, Ganga is considered as the holiest of the holy rivers, serving as a gateway for souls to escape the cycle of rebirth and attain salvation.

Impact of Ganga Action Plan should be visible to all: Parliamentary panel

Last Updated: Friday, December 21, 2012, 22:00

Noting that huge resources have been spent under various schemes for cleaning the Ganga river so far, a Parliamentary Panel has said that it is the time to see its impact.

5,000 clean toilets to come up along Ganga basin

Last Updated: Sunday, November 04, 2012, 19:21

Around 5,000 zero waste, "bio-digester" toilets will soon be coming up in villages along the 2,500-km stretch of the Ganga basin, a religious leader associated with the project said here.

`White paper on Ganga to be submitted to PM`

Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2012, 21:09

A white paper on Ganga and Yamuna will be submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by Rishikesh-based Parmarth Niketan.

Cabinet clears second phase of Ganga Action Plan

Last Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 15:36

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.

Centre to pump in Rs 15,000 cr to make Ganga pollution free

Last Updated: Monday, October 05, 2009, 22:03

After investing almost Rs 960 crore in the past 22 years, the Centre has now decided to spend an additional Rs 15,000 crore to make the Ganga river pollution free within the next ten years.

SC expresses concern over Ganga Action Plan

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 00:00

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.