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Call to check industrial pollution in Ganga

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 23:52

The water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation ministry and the environment, forests and climate change ministry Thursday said they will jointly check industrial pollution of the Ganga river.

Centre sets three-year target to rejuvenate Ganga river

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 15:38

With the Narendra Modi government according top priority to cleaning River Ganga, the Centre has set a target of three years to rejuvenate the polluted holy river.

Expert cautions against building barrages on Ganga river

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 17:29

Rajendra Singh, a water conservationist also known as India`s waterman, Monday cautioned the central government over its plan to build barrages on the Ganga river.

Uttarakhand floods: Death toll rises to 52 as rains wreak havoc

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 10:30

Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Uttarakhand on Sunday where over 50 people have reportedly been killed following floods and landslides in the area.

Government not showing any urgency in cleaning Ganga: SC

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 13:52

The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Modi government over the cleaning of the river Ganga.

Varanasi boat capsize: 5 more bodies recovered, 7 missing

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 23:39

The bodies of five more persons were fished out of the Ganga river while a search was on to trace the seven others who had gone missing after a boat capsized in the river near Shooltankeshwar area.

Discharge in Ganga: NGT orders joint inspection into polluting industries

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 21:32

Concerned over effluents discharged into the Ganga and the Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to conduct a joint inspection of "seriously polluting industries" on the bank of both the rivers.

SC asks Centre to apprise about steps taken for cleaning Ganga

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 20:31

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to apprise it about the steps taken for cleaning up of the river Ganga for which the NDA government has created a new ministry.

Boat capsizes on Ganga in Varanasi, 18 missing

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 20:16

Around 18 of the 40 people went missing today after a boat carrying them capsized on the Ganga river at Betawar ghat near Shooltankeshwar area under Rohania police station here, police said.

Germany keen to share know-how, funds for Ganges clean-up

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 13:44

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s ambitious initiative to clean up the Ganges has attracted interest from Germany, which is keen on providing its expertise to carry out the multi-billion dollar project.

Army offers to join Ganga cleaning effort

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 21:37

Seeking to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s initiative to clean river Ganga, the Army has proposed to set up a task force under a retired Lieutenant General to carry out the project efficiently.

All rivers are as divine as Ganga, says Bharti

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:33

All rivers are divine and the government will not neglect any of them in its zeal to rejuvenate Ganga, Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti said in the Lok Sabha on Monday.