Kumar reiterated that the severity of the silting condition cannot be acknowledged without visiting its stretch in Bihar.
Could accommodate 250 people, manage to withstand high tides.
The court order came on a PIL filed by Haridwar resident Mohammad Salim, regarding the high levels of pollution and encroachment in the river and its tributaries.
River Ganga gets a court notice: This is the first time a river has been issued notice by a court.
She said the return of river dolphins, turtles and gold fish in the Ganga aqua life system would be the biggest benchmark to prove that the river has rejuvenated.
NGT had on January 15 directed Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand government to identify seriously polluting industries located on the banks of Ganga and apprise it about “quantity and quality” of discharge in the river.
Parliament’s nod to convert 111 rivers across the country into waterways is a “revolutionary step” and paves the way for utilisation of 35,000 km of waterways in the country for sustainable development.
Two days after Uma flagged objections, the Environment Ministry filed the affidavit in the Supreme Court.
The government’s Namami Gange programme seeks to tackle the problem at several levels at the same time.
Aditi Sharma, who is currently playing the title role in TV show ‘Gangaa’, had to stand in the holy river Ganga in Varanasi for two hours for a shoot.
The bench directed that all area within 100 metres of the river would be treated as an ‘eco sensitive and prohibited zone’.
The tribunal bans plastic use in the Ganga belt in Rishikesh-Haridwar.
This is a clear break from the approach of successive governments since 1986 under the earlier Ganga Action Plans. The change is welcome.
According to the census, stretches downstream Varanasi registered 269 dolphins and the 125 km stretch upstream of Fatehpur saw 175 dolphins.
Can we rejuvenate the river without retaining a major portion of its fresh water and ensuring its free flow?