Germany proposes to clean part of River Ganga

Keen to be part of 'Clean Ganga' initiative, Germany has offered to rejuvenate a segment of the river in Uttarakhand by using technology it had employed to clean the Rhine, considered one of the most important waterways in Europe.

Ban on idol immersion in Varanasi

In the wake of an order by Allahabad High Court banning immersion of idols in Ganga and Yamuna rivers, Varanasi district administration has issued directions to the effect, ahead of festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi and Durga Puja.

South Australia keen to assist Centre in Clean Ganga campaign

After Germany, South Australia has also offered to assist the Centre in its 'Clean Ganga' campaign, a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Aircraft likely to be used for mapping the Ganga

Fitted with powerful cameras, Special Purpose Aircraft may soon fly over the Ganga to survey the river as it courses through five states for a geospatial mapping of its basin to rid it of pollution and encroachment.

UP govt more competent than Centre in cleaning Ganga: Azam

Senior Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan on Sunday claimed that the Uttar Pradesh government was more competent than the Centre in cleaning the Ganga river.

Action soon against industrial units polluting Ganga: Govt

Government has asked the pollution control boards to initiate action against industrial units discharging contaminated effluents in river Ganga, Union Minister Uma Bharti informed Lok Sabha today.

Railways announce three special trains for Kawad Yatra

The Northern Railway on Friday announced that it would run three special trains for Kawad Yatra which is slated to begin on August 1.

Ganga feels 'betrayed' by PM : Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday lashed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for cancelling his visit to Varanasi and took a dig at him saying that even Mother Ganga is upset with his "betrayal" of promises.

Uttarakhand: Villages under flood threat after embankments collapse

Villages near Haridwar are facing threat of floods after the embankments built to contain the flow of river Ganga gives way.

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.