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Experts raise concern over waste dumping in rivers, say it's giving rise to antibiotic resistance

Experts raise concern over waste dumping in rivers, say it's giving rise to antibiotic resistance

Overall total antibiotic resistance genes were "30 times more abundant in river sediments from the city compared to upstream sites."

Sep 18, 2017, 14:58 PM IST
Union minister Uma Bharti bats for interlinking of rivers to combat floods

Union minister Uma Bharti bats for interlinking of rivers to combat floods

In view of the floods in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, Water Resources Minister Bharti urged the two northeastern states to agree for the Middle Siang project, which she said, will tackle the calamity as well as solve their water woes.

Aug 26, 2017, 19:28 PM IST
Ganga second-most polluting river in world; China's Yangtze tops the list

Ganga second-most polluting river in world; China's Yangtze tops the list

The study added that two-thirds of the pollution comes from the 20 most polluting rivers, with majority of them in Asia.

Jun 09, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: Study

Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: Study

Researchers at The Ocean Cleanup - a Dutch foundation developing new technologies for ridding the oceans of plastic - say rivers carry an estimated 1.15-2.41 million tonnes of plastic into the sea every year, an amount that need between 48,000 to over 100,000 dump trucks to carry it away.

Jun 08, 2017, 23:53 PM IST
World Rivers Day: Celebration highlights plight of Yamuna!

World Rivers Day: Celebration highlights plight of Yamuna!

With many of the world's rivers facing severe and increasing threats associated with climate change, pollution, and industrial development, over 70 countries are taking part in this year’s celebrations.

Sep 25, 2016, 04:28 AM IST
World Rivers Day 2016: 10 ways you can help save waterways!

World Rivers Day 2016: 10 ways you can help save waterways!

We all know that rivers are an important natural resource playing a critical role in many aspects of human life. Besides being valuable sources of water, these water bodies – rivers and lakes – are valuable features of our natural landscape.

Sep 25, 2016, 03:55 AM IST
Assam reels under flood fury; 19 lakh affected

Assam reels under flood fury; 19 lakh affected

The worst affected districts are Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Goalpara, Dhubri, Darrang, Morigaon and Sonitpur.

Jul 29, 2016, 20:50 PM IST
Uttarakhand cloudburst: High alert! Water level at major rivers rise above danger mark

Uttarakhand cloudburst: High alert! Water level at major rivers rise above danger mark

In Uttarakhand, almost all major rivers are flowing near the danger marks and in view of this, the authorities have asked the people living in low lying areas to move to safer places.

Jul 03, 2016, 11:44 AM IST
Will Sonia Gandhi clean the 'dirt' in Parliament, asks BJP MP Uma Bharti

Will Sonia Gandhi clean the 'dirt' in Parliament, asks BJP MP Uma Bharti

Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, who is engaged in an ambitious task of cleaning the Ganga and Yamuna rivers, on Thursday took a dig at Congress in Lok Sabha for disrupting Parliament as she asked whether Sonia Gandhi would take the lead to clean the "dirt" in the House.

Dec 17, 2015, 15:04 PM IST

Fast-moving rivers release more carbon dioxide like humans: Study

Scientists have discovered a surprising similarity between rivers and humans: both release more carbon dioxide when they work hard.

Nov 16, 2015, 20:49 PM IST
Volcanic eruptions effect river flow

Volcanic eruptions effect river flow

Scientists did a research to better understand how big volcanic eruptions, which can trigger a shortage of rainfall, can impact rivers.

Oct 06, 2015, 10:47 AM IST

Pancheshwar project will be completed in ten years: Uma Bharti

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti Friday expressed confidence that the Pancheshwar project to link Sharda river in Nepal with Yamuna and then with Sabarmati in Gujarat will be completed in ten years.

Sep 25, 2015, 22:53 PM IST

Two Tripura rivers to be linked with Bangladesh's Meghna

To create three waterways between landlocked Tripura and Bangladesh, two major rivers of the state would be linked with the river Meghna of the neighboring country, official sources said today.

Sep 13, 2015, 16:47 PM IST

Rain-fed rivers lack adequate water for waterways: Parliamentary Panel

Declaring 101 rivers into waterways through a single legislation is a welcome step but many rain-fed rivers do not have adequate water which should be taken care of at the time of feasibility report, said a parliamentary panel in its report tabled in Rajya Sabha Wednesday.

Aug 12, 2015, 21:24 PM IST

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.

Jun 14, 2015, 00:19 AM IST
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.

Jun 04, 2015, 14:44 PM IST
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.

May 14, 2015, 15:56 PM IST

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".

Apr 16, 2015, 21:35 PM IST

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.

Apr 15, 2015, 21:00 PM IST
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.

Apr 07, 2015, 11:29 AM IST