India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 24, 2015
The European Union (EU) can help India improve water quality of Ganga and tackle water scarcity and river ecology issues in the country, Union Minister Sanwar Lal Jat said on Monday, as the Union expressed its interest in cooperating in the cleaning of the revered river.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 17, 2015
Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti today dismissed concerns over alleged slow progress in the Centre's Namami Gange programme saying the NDA Government has resolved to make the river as "one of the cleanest" in the world by October 2018.
India News | Written by Pallava Bagla | Monday November 16, 2015
Does water from the River Ganga or "Gangajal" have special self-cleansing properties that kill its high bacterial content?
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday November 15, 2015
The four-day Chhath festival, one of the most popular and biggest in Bihar, began early today as hundreds of thousands of devotees thronged the river banks to take bath before preparing traditional food.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 3, 2015
The National Green Tribunal today came out with an idea of evolving a 500 m buffer zone on the banks of river Ganga like in Western countries to ban constructions for protecting it from pollution.
India News | Press Trust of Inda | Monday November 2, 2015
The National Green Tribunal today directed the Uttarakhand government and National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) to give details about the financing of schemes for the Clean Ganga project.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday October 9, 2015
The National Green Tribunal today asked the government to name "one place" where the Ganga is clean and said that despite spending huge sums, the situation has gone from bad to worse.
India News | Written by Tania Saili Bakshi | Friday October 9, 2015
Three swimmers of the Air Force today launched an ambitious campaign to trace the stream of the river Ganga, swimming over 2,800 kilometres from Devaprayag in Uttarakhand to Ganga Sagar in West Bengal.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 6, 2015
The National Green Tribunal, which was asked to act against industrial units polluting Ganga by the Supreme Court, today unveiled its stage-wise plan to restore the river to its pristine glory.
India News | Written by Tania Saili Bakshi | Saturday October 3, 2015
Known to secure and guard the borders of the county, the Indo-Tibetan-Border-Police are now undertaking a unique mission to spread awareness about government initiatives. A 46 member team headed by ITBP commandant, Surendar Khatri will set their rafts along the river Ganges in Devprayag, where the tributaries Alaknanda and Bhagirathi merge into the...
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 22, 2015
India has invited the US industry to participate in building smart cities and cleaning the Ganga River among other government initiatives and build long-term links with India's economic growth story.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 21, 2015
The Central government is as serious in cleaning river Yamuna as it serious for rejuvenation of river Ganga, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati today said.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday September 11, 2015
Noting the Ganga influences the lives of 40 per cent of Indians who live in the river's proximity, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on today called for generous contributions to the Namami Ganga and Swachh Bharat (Clean Ganga, Clean India) campaigns launched by the government.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 5, 2015
With an aim to fulfil the wishes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma today announced introduction of a project for restoration and beautification of ghats and cleaning of the Ganga river in Varanasi.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Sunday August 30, 2015
In West Bengal, a 45-year-old man, who was caught throwing two bags allegedly containing body parts of a woman and her six-year-old daughter into the Ganga, has today been remanded to police custody for 12 days.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Monday August 24, 2015
Devotees converging on the banks of Ganga River at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar will soon get free wi-fi facility.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday August 14, 2015
The Narendra Modi government's ambitious plan to rejuvenate the holy river Ganga is set to get Israel as a partner.
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday August 10, 2015
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned the use of plastic bottles around the banks of the river Ganga in Haridwar. This has been done to check the menace of pollution in and around the river Ganges, an official said on Monday.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 6, 2015
The Defence Ministry has agreed to raise one battalion of Ganga Task Force initially, comprising ex-servicemen who will be residing along the river for monitoring pollution, Lok Sabha was informed today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 6, 2015
Government has asked the pollution control boards to initiate action against industrial units discharging contaminated effluents in river Ganga, Union Minister Uma Bharti informed Lok Sabha today.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday August 4, 2015
The government is considering the feasibility of a proposal to link three rivers of the northeast with the Ganga, union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti said on Monday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 30, 2015
Cleaning of river Ganga is expected to be completed by 2020, by which time desired results of initiatives taken up for the purpose will be visible, the government has said.
Kanpur News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 19, 2015
Two junior doctors of a state-run medical college in Kanpur have been suspended for allegedly dumping a woman patient on barrage of river Ganga, police said on Friday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 15, 2015
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Varanasi on Thursday, Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti today inspected the ongoing cleaning exercise in the river and its ghats in the holy city and announced that its sewage treatment capacity will be increased to 411.8 MLD from 101.8 MLD.