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Ganga River


Four years into Namami Gange, high volume of sewage still flows into river

December 15, 2019 2:24 am

A document presented at the National Ganga Council meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, shows that as on September 30, the existing sewage capacity is 1,957 MLD (million litres per day).

'Public address systems to warn of high tide at Ganga banks’

October 21, 2019 11:20 am

Besides, the KMC has decided to install lights near statues of eminent personalities at the banks and surrounding areas.

An app to map Ganga water, aquatic life

September 23, 2019 4:51 am

The app will provide field researchers with a complete data entry solution to monitor the aquatic population in the river.

The river must flow

August 15, 2019 12:14 am

Ascribing legal rights to rivers helps counter pollution, may revive water bodies.

Namami Gange gets global recognition at world summit

April 11, 2019 3:18 am

The Global Water Awards are presented at the Global Water Summit, the major business conference for the water industry worldwide.

Overseas Indians contributed less than 2 per cent to Clean Ganga Fund, 86 per cent from govt entities

October 23, 2018 10:23 am

The CGF was cleared by the Union Cabinet on September 24, 2014, and constituted in January 2015. It is managed by the National Mission for Clean Ganga under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

West Bengal: 100 houses on banks of Ganga swept away within a week, 600 people homeless, residents say

September 26, 2018 4:54 am

Those affected have now taken shelter in relief camps set up by the Murshidabad administration and local MLA Mainul Haque. Some have taken shelter in primary schools and health centres.

Ganga water levels going down as groundwater storage around river depletes, finds study

August 15, 2018 1:47 am

The river depletion is linked to groundwater storage depletion in adjoining Gangetic aquifers, according to the study in Nature's Scientific Reports.

River Ganga 'by and large' fit for bathing at Haridwar: Vijay Goel

July 24, 2017 5:57 pm

He said the authorities concerned were keeping a "strong" vigil on the industries at Haridwar to ensure a strict compliance of the stipulated environmental norms and implementation of the action plan on zero-liquid discharge and water conservation.

NGT orders Rs 50,000 fine for dumping waste into Ganga

July 13, 2017 3:43 pm

The bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the authorities that no waste dumping should be allowed within 500 meters from the edge of the Ganga.