Uttarakhand: Rawat refutes BJP allegations about non-cooperation from state

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday refuted allegations by some BJP leaders that ambitious centrally sponsored schemes related to Ganga were not progressing at the desired pace due to non-cooperation of the state government.

Inland waterways development our priority: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that "developing inland waterways" was the "priority" of the central government and has "earmarked 101 important rivers in the country" to develop a network of waterways on the lines of national highways.

Bihar to get roads worth Rs 50,000 crore: Gadkari

In a big-ticket pre-poll announcement aimed at wooing voters in Bihar, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday announced that the state will get roads worth Rs 50,000 crore and the work will be started this year itself.

NDA not different from UPA in green clearances: CSE

Despite widespread perception, the NDA government's record of giving green clearances has "not" been different from the previous UPA regime and it has brought "selective" changes to regulations in the name of streamlining the system without strengthening grass-root institutions, a green body said on Tuesday.

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Body of UP minister's daughter recovered from Ganga barrage

The body of Uttar Pradesh Cabinet minister Shahid Manzoor's daughter Abida, who was feared drowned in the Ganga river in Rishikesh, was recovered here on Thursday, 11 days after the mishap.

10,000 Home Guards court arrest in Bihar, govt acts tough

Over 10,000 Home Guard personnel courted arrest across Bihar on Thursday as their indefinite strike continued for the seventh day, while the state government acted tough by registering an FIR against those who had blocked the bridge over the Ganga leading to the death of two patients.

Saints, local residents clash over illegal mining in Haridwar

Saints and local residents in Haridwar clashed over illegal mining in the river Ganga.

Uma Bharti to spend 3-4 days a week on banks of Ganga

To ensure effective implementation of the first phase of Ganga rehabilitation programme, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said she has decided to spend 3-4 days a week on the banks of the river to keep a tab on the drains flowing into it.

Govt working on including criminal provisions in law on Ganga

The government is in the advanced stages of preparing the final draft of a law, which will incorporate criminal provisions, in its bid to abate pollution and maintain sustainable cleanliness in River Ganga.

BJP urges Bihar govt to hand over bridge project to Centre

 In a dig at the state government for poor maintenance of roads in Bihar, the BJP on Friday asked it to hand over construction of a proposed bridge over the Ganga to the Centre which has volunteered to take it up.

Rs 7,000 cr will be spent on payment of dues previous clean Ganga projects: Bharti

 A day after Cabinet approved Rs 20,000 crore for the flagship 'Namami Gange' programme, Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti on Thursday said around Rs 7000 crore will be spent on payment of dues of previous clean Ganga projects, which have escalated due to time and cost overruns.

Cabinet approves 'Namami Gange' programme

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the flagship "Namami Gange" programme, which attempts to integrate the efforts to clean up and protect the Ganga river in a comprehensive manner.

'River Ganga cleaning campaign could shift India's view of responsibilities to safeguard natural bounty'

Government's ambitious Ganga cleaning programme and setting up of the National Green Tribunal could shift India's view of its responsibilities to safeguard its natural bounty, a study by Circle of Blue has revealed.

Seems govt yet to take 1st steps: Panel on Ganga plan

Criticising the government on the status of its Ganga Rejuvenation Plan, a parliamentary panel Monday said that it had got the impression that the "first steps" are yet to be taken for the enormous task of cleaning the river.

Environmentalists for declaration of holy Ganga as World Heritage Site
Environmentalists for declaration of holy Ganga as World Heritage Site

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking keen interest in cleaning of Ganga, a group of environmentalists will be petitioning him to pursue with UNESCO for declaration of upper region of the holy river as a World Heritage Site.

How can we save Ganga river from getting impure?

Uttrakhand Government has planned to open a floating restaurant on Tehri Lake. But how can we save Ganga river from getting impure?

Ganga rejuvenation cannot be modelled on foreign rivers: Bharti

 Despite getting several international offers, rejuvenation of Ganga cannot be modelled on foreign rivers as the river has cultural and religious significance, Water Minister Uma Bharti said on Saturday.

Ensure no illegal mining takes place in Haridwar: NGT to MoEF

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Environment Ministry and Uttarakhand government to ensure that no "illegal and unscientific" sand mining is being carried out in Haridwar district.

Yogi Adityanath calls for bar on non-Hindus to Har Ki Pauri

Stoking another controversy, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday called for barring non-Hindus in Har Ki Pauri, a famous ghat along the banks of the Ganga in the city.