Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

river Ganga


Artist Jayasri Burman paints the 'resilient' Ganga

December 18, 2021 8:15 pm

The ongoing exhibition is a result of years of research and her observations of the Ganga at the numerous places it flows, from Banaras to Hrishikesh.

Explained: What a new study says about microplastic pollution in river Ganga

July 26, 2021 10:56 am

Apart from humans, microplastics are harmful to marine species as well. More than 663 marine species are affected by marine debris and 11 percent of them are said to be related to microplastic ingestion, the study says.

Rs 50,000 fine for idol immersion in River Ganga and its tributaries: Centre

October 03, 2019 12:42 pm

The directive has been issued by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to chief secretaries in 11 Ganga basin states. “No idol immersion into river Ganga and its tributaries and on their banks,” says the directive, which was issued after a meeting between representatives of states and NMCG officials last month.

Watch: House in UP's Ballia collapses as water level in Ganga crosses danger mark

September 15, 2019 7:34 pm

Major rivers in Uttar Pradesh are in spate and some of them are flowing above the danger mark due to release of water from various dams.

Flow of raw sewage into Ganga to be fully stopped by 2022: Govt

June 29, 2019 2:17 am

Addressing a national conference, exhibition and awards ceremony called ‘Innovative Water Solutions’ here, Shekhawat said his ministry was working in “mission mode” to achieve the 2022 target.

What the new Jal Shakti Mantralaya should focus on

June 18, 2019 10:46 am

Just like the country did in the Swachh Bharat Mission, India could lay out a template for other countries on securing national water security by integrating fragmented institutions and making water security everyone’s business.

‘66 of 97 towns along Ganga have at least one drain flowing into river’

January 11, 2019 9:47 am

The report points out that only 19 towns across the Ganga basin had a municipal solid waste plant within the town, and in 33 towns, assessors found solid waste floating on at least one of the ghats of the town.

Two tributaries increasing Ganga pollution load: Report

December 21, 2018 6:59 am

The report summarises water quality of the river during four rounds of biological testing in the Uttarakhand stretch, and reveals that at the Haridwar barrage biological water quality improves from slight pollution to clean.

Law ministry view helped Ganga port evade green scrutiny

November 20, 2018 4:00 am

The documents, which were accessed by NGO Manthan Adhyayan Kendra, shows a clear difference of opinion between MoEF and Ministry of Shipping (MoS) over whether the project required prior environmental clearance under the EIA notification, 2006.

In CPCB map on Ganga water quality, more red than green

August 14, 2018 7:24 am

Apart from stretches in Uttarakhand and a couple of places as the river enters Uttar Pradesh that are marked in green (fit), the CPCB has indicated that the river is unfit the whole way till it drains into the Bay of Bengal in West Bengal barring one spot at the border of UP and Bihar.


Migratory birds attract tourists along Ganga in Varanasi

December 18, 2014 1:42 pm

These yearly visitors fly several miles away from the cold Arctic regions of Siberia and prefer warmer climate along the Gangetic belt during winters.