Cleaning Ganga is atoning for previous governments' crimes: Uma Bharti

Cleaning Ganga is atoning for previous governments' crimes: Uma Bharti

Taking a jibe at the Congress over pollution of the river Ganga, Union Minister Uma Bharti on Thursday said cleaning of the holy river is atoning for the "crimes" commited by previous governments in the last 70 years.

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This is the only four-letter word that Neeraj Jain, CEO - Water Aid India, allows his children to use at home.

Govt may levy charge on river water users, polluters

 In view of the high costs involved in cleaning up and inter-linking of rivers, the government is considering levying a charge on river water users and those polluting them.

Bombay HC asks Maha govt about plans to tackle river pollution during Kumbh

Expressing serious concern over pollution in Godavari river in view of the forthcoming Kumbh Mela in Nashik, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra government to inform it within a week what contingency plans it had formulated to clean the river water.

Haridwar: Hotel Radisson Blu sealed for polluting Ganga

The National Green Tribunal has found that Haridwar's five star hotel Radisson Blu is to a great extent responsible for Ganga pollution, therefore, the hotel has been sealed for now.

Centre to reply on emergency plan to stop river pollution

Centre to reply on emergency plan to stop river pollution

The National Green Tribunal Thursday sought response from the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government on a plea seeking directions to implement an emergency plan to prevent pollution and contamination of rivers in western UP.

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.

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.

Centre to take up cleaning of Yamuna, other rivers

 Centre has planned to clean Yamuna and other rivers in the country on the lines of the project on Ganga, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

Shut industries in Delhi's residential areas in a month: NGT

The National Green Tribunal Friday cracked the whip on industries located in the city's residential areas with a direction to close them within a month for discharging untreated toxic waste in drains leading to Yamuna.

Modi calls for 'uncompromising' approach to clean Ganga

Modi calls for 'uncompromising' approach to clean Ganga

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for an "uncompromising mission mode approach" to stop pollution of the river Ganga.

'Effluents polluting Narmada river'

Chemical effluents from factories and waste from towns are steadily turning Narmada river into a drain and its various rivulets too are fast depleting, Magsaysay awardee Rajender Singh said on Friday.

Aurangabad MNS chief sacked for involvement in polluting river

MNS chief Raj Thackeray has expelled the party's Aurangabad unit chief following reports of his alleged involvement in the dumping of poisonous industrial waste into a river there.

Punjab, Haryana agree to make river pollution-free

 The Punjab and Haryana government have agreed to make Ghaggar river pollution free by the end of the year, a senior Punjab government official said on Wednesday.

Online monitoring of industrial pollution in Bengal

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) is developing an online system to monitor industrial units polluting the Ganga and plans to encourage industries to adopt a mechanism ensuring zero liquid discharge, an official said Friday.

Kanpur's 700 tanneries major source of pollution in Ganga: NGT

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday warned of complete closure of 700 tanneries located on the banks of river Ganga at Kanpur, terming them as one of the "highest sources of pollution".

Vrindavan widows march for clean Yamuna

The 1,000-odd widows of Vrindavan Tuesday evening marched through the narrow streets of this holy town, demanding a cleaner Yamuna and urgent steps to check pollution in the river.

Clean Ganga: Uma Bharti, Venkaiah Naidu urge state govts to cooperate in rejuvenating the river

Clean Ganga: Uma Bharti, Venkaiah Naidu urge state govts to cooperate in rejuvenating the river

Minister of Water Resources Uma Bharti on Wednesday discussed issues relating to urban component of cleaning of the River Ganga with Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

Delhi govt embarks on ambitious project to rejuvenate Yamuna

The Delhi government has embarked on an ambitious project to rejuvenate the Yamuna with an aim to rid the river of pollutants, stop discharge of all sorts of effluents into it and making its river-front beautiful as well as environment friendly.

Multiple measures to be used to clean Ganga: Uma Bharti

Multiple measures, including short-term and long-term steps, would be employed to make river Ganga clean over the next three years, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said on Tuesday.