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.

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.

Clean Ganga drive: Centre gives clearance to 6 new sewage treatment plants

Taking a positive step towards cleaning the holy river Ganga, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to rejuvenate it on a priority basis, the Centre has given clearance for six new sewage treatment plants (STPs).

Ganga action plan may be extended to other rivers: Govt

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.

Sunita Narain questions allocation on Ganga conservation

Environmentalist Sunita Narain Thursday raised questions on allocations on clean energy and Ganga conservation that were announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his maiden budget Thursday.

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

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

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.

`Spitting, throwing waste in Ganga river could be punishable offence`

Throwing waste in Ganga river is likely to be a punishable offence and can land you behind bars.

27 drown during Ganga Dussehra celebration in UP

At least 27 people were killed in separate incidents while taking dip in rivers on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra in Uttar Pradesh, police said Monday.

Ganga rejuvenation plan: Water resources secretary Alok Rawat appointed head of CoS

Water resources secretary Alok Rawat has been appointed as the head of the Committee of Secretaries (CoS) which will prepare a plan for cleaning and rejuvenating the Ganges, reports said on Friday.

Water level in Ganga, Brahmaputra to increase till 2050: Study

A new study has revealed that water supply in rivers like Ganga, Brahmaputra and Indus will increase in the coming decades.

Nepal president helps clean up Bagmati river

Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav was among the thousands who Sunday took part in an event here to mark 50 weeks of cleaning the Bagmati river that joins the Ganges in India.

US to build partnerships from Ganges to Great Wall: Pritzker

Giving Obama administration`s Asia Pacific re-balance an economic tilt, a top American official said the US is determined to "build and expand" this partnership from the `Ganges` to the `Great Wall of China`.

Ganges full of deadly `superbugs`: Study

In May and June when millions of pilgrims throng Rishikesh and Haridwar in Uttarakhand to take holy dip, levels of antibiotic-resistant `superbugs` have been found 60 times greater than other times of the year, shows research.

Entire Ganges to be cleaned

A Hardiwar-based spiritual group desires to clean the entire Ganges river over a period of five years.

Shrinking glaciers won`t affect South Asia water availability: Study

Glacier systems that feed two key rivers in South Asia will badly retreat this century, but demands for water are still likely to be met, a study predicted Sunday.

Idols` immersion poses threat to Ganges

With hundreds of idols of goddess Durga immersed in the Ganges here and in other parts of Bihar, marking the end of Durga Puja festivities, environmentalists are worried about the increased pollution levels in the river.

Spiritual group prepares to clean entire Ganges

The Gayatri Parivar has already begun cleaning the river in patches all across the country but it feels this is not enough.

Save Ganga: Activists to stage demonstration in Delhi on June 18

A group of activists today announced that they would hold a demonstration in Jantar Mantar in Delhi on June 18 to demand cleaning up of Ganga river.

Ganges should be saved: Pawan Kumar Bansal

There is an urgent need to save the Ganges, Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said.