Ban on Ganga baths: Varanasi Mayor imposes Rs 1000 fine on violators

The Mayor of Varanasi has imposed a complete ban on bathing and washing clothes in the river Ganga and has directed that any violation would lead to a fine of Rs 1,000.

Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan to deploy youth volunteers to clean Ganga

The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) on Tuesday said it will deploy youth volunteers to help clean the Ganga river.

NMCG, NYKS sign deal to raise Ganga volunteer corps

With an aim to raise Ganga Volunteer Corps, which would be involved in various activities associated with cleaning river Ganga, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) Monday signed an MoU for a period of five years.

Increasing dead bodies in Ganga posing threat to river health: TERI
Increasing dead bodies in Ganga posing threat to river health: TERI

A recent survey by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has showed that an increasing dead bodies of human beings and cattle floating in the Ganges pose a threat to the health of the river.

NGT allows tanneries in Kanpur to operate for a trial run

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday allowed the closed down tanneries situated on the banks of river Ganga at Kanpur to operate on a trial basis for 19 days in June during which their effluent levels will be checked by a team of experts.

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.

UP Labour Minister’s daughter feared drowned in Ganga at Rishikesh: Uttarakhand Police
UP Labour Minister’s daughter feared drowned in Ganga at Rishikesh: Uttarakhand Police

Hours after Uttar Pradesh Cabinet minister Shahid Manzoor’s daughter drowned in the streams of river Ganga at Rishikesh while rafting, Uttarakhand Police said on Sunday that search and rescue operations are going on.​

Over Rs 6 lakh crore needed to clean Ganga: Experts

A capital expenditure of over Rs.600,000 crore (approx $100 bn) is needed to cleanse river Ganga of the sewage, industrial effluents and solid waste that is thrown into the river, say experts.

'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.

Kolkata, Kanpur, Allahabad among top Ganga polluters: Govt

Kolkata, Howrah, Kanpur and Allahabad are amongst the 118 towns that discharge maximum sewage into the River Ganga, Rajya Sabha was informed Monday.

Tax exemption for donation to Clean Ganga Fund: Govt

Donations made by individuals to the Clean Ganga Fund would be eligible for income tax exemption as per the Finance Bill 2015, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Nitish pitches for steps to ensure uninterrupted flow of Ganga

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday called for effective measures to ensure that the river Ganga flows uninterruptedly and suggested removal of silt at Farakka dam among the steps in this regard.

PM Narendra Modi to chair National Ganga River Basin Authority meet today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose government has given top priority to cleansing the Ganga, would chair the fifth meeting of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) Thursday.

PM Modi to chair National Ganga River Basin Authority meet Thursday
PM Modi to chair National Ganga River Basin Authority meet Thursday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose government has given top priority to cleansing the Ganga, would chair the fifth meeting of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) Thursday.

Centre seeks action plans from municipalities, ULBs on Ganga

Concerned over unabated pollution of River Ganga, the Centre Wednesday directed 118 municipalities, urban local bodies (ULBs) in five states to furnish action plans for reducing pollution or face legal action for non-compliance.

Uma Bharti seeks religious leaders' help in keeping Ganga clean

As part of her efforts to make the Ganga rejuvenation programme a mass movement, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Thursday sought cooperation of religious leaders in keeping the river clean.

Proposal for raising of 'Ganga Task Force' approved by MoD

 The Defence Ministry has approved 'in principle' a proposal for raising four battalions of Composite Eco Task Force named as Ganga Task Force, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.

PM Modi's 'controversial' pinstripe suit up for auction on Wednesday
PM Modi's 'controversial' pinstripe suit up for auction on Wednesday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's controversial pinstripe monogrammed bandhgala suit that he wore during US President Barack Obama's visit to India last month is up for auction starting here on Wednesday.