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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.