Hearing the Ganga matter, not cleaning river: SC judge

 Supreme Court Justice TS Thakur on Tuesday said he was amused when his staff asked him when he was going to Varanasi for the Ganga cleaning as Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti wanted to accompany him, and told them to tell her he was merely hearing the matter in court.

Chennai's link to development of River Ganga

Chennai has a 160-year-old link to the development of the mighty 2,500 km long Ganga river.

Survey of India to soon map Ganga river

The Survey of India would soon begin work to map and survey Ganga river at an estimated cost of Rs 542 crore that will determine the sources of pollution along its basin, a top official said here on Tuesday.

Will clean up Ganga in three years: Uma Bharti
Will clean up Ganga in three years: Uma Bharti

Union Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday asserted that the Centre was committed to cleaning up Ganga within three years even as she voiced dismay over the extent of pollution after an inspection here saying the people were getting only "effluents" and not "Ganga jal" from the river.

Ensure fulfilment of Clean Ganga Mission by 2020: PAC to govt

Noting "systematic" deficiencies in efforts to restore the Ganga to its pristine form, a parliamentary panel has urged the government to take steps for the effective implementation of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) and ensure that the Clean Ganga Mission gets "fructified" by 2020.

Ganga clean-up project: Inspection of 108 nullahs begins

Inspection of 108 nullahs of river Ganga were on Saturday initiated by special teams constituted by the NDA government as part of its ambitious project to cleanse the polluted holy river.

Govt to spend over Rs 2,100 cr for toilets in 1,649 villages

Government will spend over Rs 2,100 crore to build toilets and sewage treatment plants in 1,649 identified villages situated along both sides of Ganga river in five states, the Lok Sabha was told on Thursday.

PM Modi cleans Assi Ghat in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign in his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi, removing silt deposited along the banks of river Ganga.

PM Narendra Modi cleans Assi Ghat in Varanasi; nominates UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, 8 others
PM Narendra Modi cleans Assi Ghat in Varanasi; nominates UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, 8 others

Picking up a spade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign in his Lok Sabha constituency removing silt deposited along the banks of the River Ganga here and nominated nine persons, including Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, to carry forward the drive in UP.

PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi, Day 2: As it happened
PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi, Day 2: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Saturday.

SC asks NGT to act against industrial units polluting Ganga

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the National Green Tribunal to take action against industrial units polluting Ganga including snapping water and power connections to them while slamming Centre and State Pollution Control Boards for their "failure" to punish erring units.

Uma Bharti discusses Ganga rejuvenation plan with NEERI

Union Minister Uma Bharti discussed various issues related to rejuvenation of river Ganga with scientists at the city-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI).

Money spent on Swachh Bharat, Clean Ganga comes under CSR ambit

Widening the activities coming under CSR ambit, contributions made by corporates towards Narendra Modi-led government's two key initiatives -- Swachh Bharat and Clean Ganga -- will now be considered as social welfare spending work.

Don't permit industries discharging effluents into Yamuna: NGT directs DPCC

A day after cracking the whip on a sugar mill in Uttar Pradesh for polluting river Ganga, the National Green Tribunal on Friday directed Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) not to grant permission to any industrial unit discharging effluents directly or indirectly into Yamuna.

Vision is to achieve goal of clean Ganga: NDA govt to SC
Vision is to achieve goal of clean Ganga: NDA govt to SC

The NDA government on Wednesday asserted before the Supreme Court that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious clean Ganga plan has a "vision" to achieve the goal of 'aviral' (uninterrupted) and 'nirmal' (clean) river.

German Ambassador lauds PM; extends support to Ganga mission

German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner on Thursday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ambitious 'Clean India campaign' and Ganga rejuvenation plan while extending his country's full support to the missions.

Ganga pollution: Govt warn of stringent action against industries

The government Wednesday warned of stringent action against industries that are violating pollution norms on the banks of the river Ganga and its tributaries.

Municipal discharge main pollutant for River Ganga: Central Pollution Control Board
Municipal discharge main pollutant for River Ganga: Central Pollution Control Board

Central Pollution Control Board chairman Susheel Kumar on Wednesday said that only industrial pollution is not squarely responsible for polluting the River Ganga.

Results of clean Ganga campaign will be visible in three years: Uma Bharti

Union Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said that it will take three years to implement and see the results of the clean Ganga campaign.

Gomti to be cleaned on lines of river Ganga: Rajnath Singh

Noting that the health of rivers is reflective of a country's condition, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday announced cleaning up of Gomti river here on the same lines as river Ganga.