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Demand in RS for a comprehensive plan to clean rivers

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 14:29

A demand for a detailed plan for launching cleanliness drive in all rivers including Ganga was made in Rajya Sabha Friday.

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.

150 polluted stretches along rivers in the country: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:33

Government has identified 150 polluted stretches along various rivers in the country, the Lok Sabha was told today.

After Nigmanand, another saint dies while fasting for Ganga

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:07

A saint, who claimed to be `Peethadheeshwar` (head) of Kashi Mahashamsan Peeth and was on fast for over a month seeking clean and uninterrupted flow of water in the Ganga river, passed away at a hospital.

Sunita Narain questions allocation on Ganga conservation

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 00:38

Environmentalist Sunita Narain Thursday raised questions on allocations on clean energy and Ganga conservation.

Sunita Narain questions allocation on Ganga conservation

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 00:20

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.

Ganga rejuvenation plan to commercially exploit river: Scientists

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:43

Environmental scientists associated with the Ganga Rejuvenation Programme have claimed that the Union Government`s proposal to build barrages, dams on the river is going to effect aquatic life.

Uma Bharti hits out at Jairam Ramesh, accuses him of politicising `clean Ganga project`

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 19:46

BJP leader and Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti hit out at Congress` Jairam Ramesh on Monday and accused him of politicising the clean Ganga project.

Clean up of river Yamuna a part of Ganga rejuvenation: Uma Bharti

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:15

Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti has said the River Ganga rejuvenation programme would not be successful without cleaning up of river Yamuna.

Ganga cleaning not a Hindutva project: Ramesh

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 12:58

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday accused the NDA government of turning the programme to clean Ganga as a "Hindutva project" by attempting to polarise politics through the initiative on the holy river.

Now, Shankaracharya calls Sai Baba `Muslim`, stokes controversy

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:44

Dwarakapeeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand stirred up another controversy on Sunday after he said that Sai Baba used to refrain from taking a dip in the river Ganga.

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.