India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 19, 2015
To ensure effective implementation of the first phase of Ganga rehabilitation programme, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti today said she has decided to spend 3-4 days a week on the banks of the river to keep a tab on the drains flowing into ...
India News | Written by Alok Pandey and Krishna Prasad, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Tuesday May 19, 2015
A historic Urdu library in Bihar's Munger District was ransacked last week, and about 12,000 books, some very rare, were taken out and many of them dumped in the Ganga river, according to police.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 18, 2015
The government is in the advanced stages of preparing the final draft of a law, which will incorporate criminal provisions, in its bid to abate pollution and maintain sustainable cleanliness in River Ganga.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 13, 2015
The Union Cabinet today approved a massive Rs 20,000 crore budget for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet 'Namami Gange Programme' for the next five years, which is a five-fold increase over the money spent in the last three decades towards the conser...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 10, 2015
The daughter of Uttar Pradesh Cabinet minister Shahid Manzoor was today feared drowned in the Ganga river in Rishikesh while she went for rafting with her friends.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 9, 2015
The first phase of 'Clean Ganga' campaign will be completed by October 2016 for the conservation of the river, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said today.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday May 9, 2015
A capital expenditure of over Rs.600,000 crore (approx $100 bn) is needed to cleanse river Ganga of the sewage, industrial effluents and solid waste that is thrown into the river, say experts.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 27, 2015
Kolkata, Howrah, Kanpur and Allahabad are amongst the 118 towns that discharge maximum sewage into the River Ganga, Rajya Sabha was informed today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 18, 2015
Despite getting several international offers, rejuvenation of Ganga cannot be modelled on foreign rivers as the river has cultural and religious significance, Water Minister Uma Bharti said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 12, 2015
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said the Centre was committed to cleaning the country's rivers on the lines of project Ganga taken up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday March 27, 2015
Describing the task of cleaning Ganga as "challenging", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched for an "uncompromising mission-mode approach" to stop further pollution of the river which would require the participation of people as well.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Wednesday March 25, 2015
On Thursday, Mr Modi will meet at his residence in Delhi with the Chief Ministers of five states to review the measures taken by them to further his ambitious initiative to clean the Ganga.
India News | Written by Nihas Masih | Wednesday January 21, 2015
It was a celestial event that was happening after a gap of 122 years, and nearly a crore of devotees chose not to pass up the opportunity for a holy bath. Almost one crore people took a dip in the River Ganga at Allahabad on Mauni Amavasya, as part o...
Kanpur News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 20, 2015
The National Green Tribunal today warned of complete closure of 700 tanneries located on the banks of river Ganga at Kanpur, terming them as one of the "highest sources of pollution".
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday January 16, 2015
BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday demanded a CBI investigation into the recovery of over 100 bodies from river Ganga in Unnao district over the past few days.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 14, 2015
About five lakh devotees today took holy dip in the confluence of the river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the auspicious occasion of 'Makar Sankranti'.
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday January 14, 2015
In a sharp criticism of the progress of the Ganga Action Plan today, the Supreme Court asked the NDA government whether it would be able to complete the cleaning of the river in this term or in the next.
India News | Written by Niha Masih | Wednesday January 14, 2015
More than 100 decaying dead bodies surfaced in the river Ganga near Pariyar between Kanpur and Unnao today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 13, 2015
At least 30 bodies, which were ostensibly disposed of in the Ganga river as part of last rites by their kin, surfaced after the water receded near Pariyar ghat in neighbouring Unnao district, prompting administration to order an inquiry into it.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 6, 2015
Pushing for time-bound effort to stop pollution of the Ganga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said legal actions should be taken against polluting industrial units and suggested setting up of environment- friendly crematoria along the river in ach...
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 23, 2014
Bollywood singer Kailash Kher, who was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to carry forward the Swachh Bharat campaign, wielded the broom at the Bhadaini ghat on the banks of river Ganga today, drawing praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 14, 2014
Union Minister Uma Bharti today asserted that the Centre was committed to cleaning up Ganga within three years even as she voiced dismay over the extent of pollution after inspecting the river at Allahabad.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 18, 2014
The state Congress on Monday alleged that Sulabh International organisation constructed a "poor quality" toilet on the banks of Ganga during Kumbh Mela at the cost of Rs 9.5 lakh.
India News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Saturday November 8, 2014
On the second day of his visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his day by cleaning up the Ganga river at the Assi Ghat, as part of his Swachh Bharat or Clean India campaign and nominated nine more people.