Sushma Swaraj to visit Vietnam

Eyeing a more robust relationship with strategically-important Vietnam, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit that country next week during which cooperation in textile, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and defence would be in focus.

Clean Ganga drive: Toxin sensors to send alerts about effluents level

The Central government has directed to install high-tech sensors at critical points along the Ganga to check the level of discharge of industrial waste into the river from about 700 units.

Call to check industrial pollution in Ganga

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.

Cleaning of Yamuna: Uma Bharti promises to work pro-actively

Promising to cleanse the polluted Yamuna river, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said she would pro-actively work to get clearances from various ministries for developing the crucial source of water for Delhi.

South Australia keen on `Clean Ganga` project

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s ambitious `Clean Ganga` project received a shot-in-the-arm with the South Australia government showing its interest in cleaning up the river, which is considered sacred by many Indians.

2015-16 to be observed as water conservation year

The year 2015-16 will be observed as water conservation year and a public movement will be launched during the year to conserve the precious resource, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti said Wednesday.

Centre sets three-year target to rejuvenate Ganga River

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

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.

Hindi name of water resources ministry changed

The name of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in Hindi has been changed to Jal Sansadhan, Nadi Vikas Aur Ganga Sanrakshan Mantralaya.

CPCB`s ESS inspects 201 industrial units in 2013-14: Govt

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has set up a mechanism under its environmental surveillance squad programme to carry out surprise inspections and assessment of pollution levels of industrial units, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Government not showing any urgency in cleaning Ganga: SC

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

Efforts on to revive Saraswati river: Uma Bharti

Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said scientific evidence and information is being collected to revive the ancient river Saraswati which disappeared long ago.

Discharge in Ganga: NGT orders joint inspection into polluting industries

Concerned over effluents discharged into the Ganga and Yamuna, National Green Tribunal directed CPCB and UPPCB to conduct a joint inspection of "polluting industries" on the bank of both rivers.

Varanasi boat tragedy: Seven bodies recovered

Bodies of seven persons who had gone missing after a boat capsized in the Ganga in Varanasi have been recovered, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

Discharge in Ganga: NGT orders joint inspection into polluting industries

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.

18 missing as boat capsizes in Uttar Pradesh

At least 18 people were missing when a boat carrying them capsized in the Ganga river in Uttar Pradesh`s Mirzapur district, police said.

SC asks Centre to apprise about steps taken for cleaning Ganga

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

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.

Two youths drown in Ganga in UP

Two youths drowned while taking bath in Ganga river at Mehndighat on Hardoi-Kannauj border, police said here.

NGRBA shifted from Environment Ministry to Water Resources

The National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) has been transferred to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation from the Ministry of Environment.

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