Odisha identifies weak points along river embankments

With the onset of monsoon in the state, Odisha government took stock of preparedness for the possible floods as the water resources department has identified 241 weak points along different river embankments.

Climate change has direct impact on human health: TERI survey
Climate change has direct impact on human health: TERI survey

Ahead of the World Environment Day (WED) celebration, which falls on June 5, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) released the findings of the TERI Environmental Survey 2015 on Wednesday.

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.

Task force to review 30 interlinking river projects

The newly constituted task force on interlinking rivers of the water resources ministry would "review" 30 interlinking river projects in the country and suggest alternatives if some existing links are "unviable".

National Green Tribunal permits dredging in Yamuna

Noting that dredging needs to be carried out in public interest and maintain the flow of the river, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday permitted Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to carry out the process in Yamuna at Wazirabad and Jagatpur bund areas.

Tampons can identify sewage pollution sources in rivers
Tampons can identify sewage pollution sources in rivers

Tampons may not be an obvious scientific tool, but engineers from the University of Sheffield in Britain have found in them a new utility - using them to identify the sources from where sewage is discharged into the river.

Curfew in Nigeria`s Rivers state over election tensions: state govt

An overnight curfew was imposed in Nigeria`s southern Rivers state as tensions ran high over local results of the country`s general election, the state government said on Monday.

Parliament nod on Bill to convert 101 rivers into National Waterways this session: Gadkari

Promising to overhaul the five existing National Waterways (NWs) within six months, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said Parliament nod will be sought on the Bill to convert 101 rivers across the country into NWs.

Plan to convert 101 rivers into waterways: Nitin Gadkari

In order to boost transportation of goods and passengers through waterways, the government plans to seek the Parliament nod for converting 101 rivers into waterways, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.

Technology for dams should not kill rivers: Uma Bharati

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati on Wednesday said that her ministry is not opposing construction of dams on rivers in the north east except that the technology should be safe and should not "kill" the river.

NGT seeks more information about tanneries on Ganga banks before ruling

The National Green Tribunal Thursday sought more clarification on key issues before deciding the fate of about 700 Kanpur-based tanneries on the banks of river Ganga, termed as "highest sources of pollution" in one of its earlier observations.

Determine to rejuvenate Ganga: Uma Bharati
Determine to rejuvenate Ganga: Uma Bharati

Notwithstanding attempts by the alleged "power mafia" to disrupt rejuvenation of Ganga, the Government Saturday said that it is determined to cleanse the polluted holy river "come what may".

Interlinking of rivers reaching new goals: Uma Bharti

Underscoring that interlinking of rivers is reaching new goals, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati today said steps are being taken to address the drinking water requirements of Mumbai till 2060.

Climate change will turn Narmada into a cricket pitch: Anil Dave
Climate change will turn Narmada into a cricket pitch: Anil Dave

Rajya Sabha MP and social activist Anil Madhav Dave in an interview with OneWorld South Asia said that the impact of climate change is very severe on the aquatic life of river Narmada.

Meghalaya rivers turn blue, pollution blamed; environmentalists demand action

Sonapyrdi: Two rivers flowing towards Bangladesh in eastern Meghalaya have turned blue apparently due to "high acid" content leading to demand from environment activists to take immediate action to check pollution.

Meghalaya rivers turn blue, pollution blamed

Two rivers flowing towards Bangladesh in eastern Meghalaya have turned blue apparently due to "high acid" content leading to demand from environment activists to take immediate action to check pollution.

PAC recommends ban on sewage treatment at mouth of rivers

Observing serious structural lacunae and weakness in legislative framework, a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended a ban on sewage treatment at the mouth of rivers and called for creating a consolidated legislative framework to curb water pollution.

Rs 5,160 cr given to states to clean rivers: Uma Bharti

Centre has released Rs 5,160 crore to various states for implementation of pollution abatement works in rivers, Parliament was informed Monday.

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.

'India Rivers Week' to be observed
'India Rivers Week' to be observed

As most of the Indian rivers suffer pollution and reduced flow, a group of NGOs Wednesday announced observing "India Rivers Week" here to highlight the issues.