Ganga Action Plan

National Green Tribunal questions tradition of cremating in Hindus, says it causes air, water pollution

National Green Tribunal questions tradition of cremating in Hindus, says it causes air, water pollution

In order to tackle the environmental pollution, the concept of electric cremation was commissioned in India in January 1989 as a part of the Ganga Action Plan.

Feb 02, 2016, 20:55 PM IST

Cabinet approves 'Namami Gange' programme

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the flagship "Namami Gange" programme, which attempts to integrate the efforts to clean up and protect the Ganga river in a comprehensive manner.

May 13, 2015, 14:14 PM IST
Govt to make law to protect Ganga from pollution

Govt to make law to protect Ganga from pollution

The Centre will enact a law for permanent protection of river Ganga from pollution as Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for an "uncompromising mission-mode approach" to stop its further pollution.

Mar 26, 2015, 22:41 PM IST

Know all about the holy and eternal river Narmada

Narmada is a river in central India and the fifth longest river in the Indian subcontinent. It is the third longest river that flows entirely within India, after the Godavari and the Krishna.

Sep 22, 2014, 12:42 PM IST

Action plan for Ganga, Yamuna clean-up by this year-end: Govt

An action plan for the clean-up of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers may be formulated by the end of this year after consultation with stakeholders, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Jul 21, 2014, 20:17 PM IST

Ganga action plan may be extended to other rivers: Govt

The government today said that based on the outcome of the action plan on Ganga, it may extend it to other major rivers of the country.

Jul 17, 2014, 17:49 PM IST

Rope in industry stalwarts and reward CSR incentives for Ganga clean-up drive: PHD Chamber

Amidst growing focus on the Ganga clean-up drive, the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on the Government to rope-in voluntary contributions of the stalwarts of the India Inc. and the leading Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), to clean rivers such as Ganga and Yamuna by rewarding them with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) tax incentives.

Jun 27, 2014, 10:12 AM IST

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.

Jun 25, 2014, 16:12 PM IST

India`s struggle to free Ganga of pollution– a flowing mess!

For centuries, 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.

Jun 04, 2014, 17:23 PM IST

Impact of Ganga Action Plan should be visible to all: Parliamentary panel

Noting that huge resources have been spent under various schemes for cleaning the Ganga river so far, a Parliamentary Panel has said that it is the time to see its impact.

Dec 21, 2012, 22:00 PM IST

5,000 clean toilets to come up along Ganga basin

Around 5,000 zero waste, "bio-digester" toilets will soon be coming up in villages along the 2,500-km stretch of the Ganga basin, a religious leader associated with the project said here.

Nov 04, 2012, 19:21 PM IST

`White paper on Ganga to be submitted to PM`

A white paper on Ganga and Yamuna will be submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by Rishikesh-based Parmarth Niketan.

May 28, 2012, 21:09 PM IST

Cabinet clears second phase of Ganga Action Plan

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved a proposal for carrying out the second phase of Ganga Action Plan worth Rs 496.90 crore with Japanese assistance at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

Jun 10, 2010, 15:36 PM IST

Centre to pump in Rs 15,000 cr to make Ganga pollution free

After investing almost Rs 960
crore in the past 22 years, the Centre has now decided to
spend an additional Rs 15,000 crore to make the Ganga river
pollution free within the next ten years.

Oct 05, 2009, 22:03 PM IST