Kerala, Odisha opposed to inter-linking of rivers project

Kerala and Odisha are opposing the NDA government's ambitious project to interlink rivers in the country while the Centre has received the backing of other states over the contentious project.

Ancient buried canyon in Tibet unearthed

An ancient, deep canyon buried along the Yarlung Tsangpo river in south Tibet has been found.

Re-framing Delhi's relationship with the Yamuna

 The sense of belonging and ownership by Delhi's 16 million citizens is what the Yamuna river requires to rekindle its relationship with the city.

Swami Girishanand initiate a cleanliness drive for holy river Narmada

An initiative to clean river Narmada has been taken upon himself by Swami Girishanand.

Delhi HC pulls up civic agencies for pumping toxins in water

The Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up the city's civic agencies for "pumping toxins" in the blood of people in the national capital by letting "black drains" merge into the Yamuna river.

PM Narendra Modi greets nation on Chhath Puja

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his greetings on the occasion of Chhath Puja.

Centre calls meeting of five states on Ganga
Centre calls meeting of five states on Ganga

The central government has called a meeting of five states to stop the flow of untreated sewage water into the Ganga river, said a statement Wednesday.

Uma Bharti promises clean Ganga in 3 years

 Union Minister Uma Bharti today reiterated her commitment to clean India's longest river Ganga and promised to do so in three years while also asserting that she would not entertain any questions in this regard before the task was achieved.

Kanpur: Mughal-era silver coins found on the banks of river Ganga

Mughal-era silver coins found on the banks of river Ganga in Kanpur.

Kashmir reeling under worst floods in six decades

 Kashmir was on Wednesday battling the worst floods in nearly six decades with four more people killed in the deluge that left a trail of devastation across the Valley, damaging roads, over two dozen bridges and standing crops worth hundreds of crores of rupees.

MoEF working on policy to protect river banks: Govt tells HC

Maharashtra Government informed the Bombay High Court Friday that the Ministry of Information and Forests (MoEF) has set up an expert committee to frame a River Regulation policy to protect the banks of rivers, lakes, creeks and tributaries in the wake of constructions.

Plying of boats on Brahmaputra temporarily suspended

Inland Water Transport (IWT) department has temporarily suspended plying of any boat, both mechanised or manual, on Brahmaputra from today due to the rising of water level of the river in Assam capital.

Research needed to locate the mythological Saraswati River: Uma Bharti

To locate the mythological Saraswati River more research is needed, Uma Bharti, Union Water Resources Minister said today.

Government not showing any urgency in cleaning Ganga: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Modi government over the cleaning of the river Ganga.

Efforts on to revive Saraswati river: Uma Bharti

Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said scientific evidence and information is being collected to revive the ancient river Saraswati which disappeared long ago.

Flood alert sounded in Bihar as Nepal releases water into Kosi

In a grim reminder of the 2008 deluge, a landslide in Nepal has led to the creation of an artificial dam on river Kosi and the possibility of floods looms large on Bihar.

Govt swings into action in view of flood threat from Nepal

A landslide in Nepal has led to creation of an artificial dam on river Kosi, triggering possibility of a flood that could affect parts of Bihar, government said here today as it swung into action to control damage.

Remove dumped construction material from capital: NGT to DMRC

Taking a stern view on dumping of construction material in national capital by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the National Green Tribunal today directed DMRC to ensure that all such materials be removed and taken to a designated site without any further delay.

Satellite data may predict floods almost a year in advance

Based on satellite monitoring of the gravitational field of a river basin, researchers have found a new way to predict which rivers are prone to dangerous flooding 11 months in advance.

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.