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

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

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’

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

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

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

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.


NGT raps Uttarakhand govt: Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad

Saying that the situation was "extraordinarily bad",  a bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice A K Goel ordered the executive committee, set up by the tribunal, to test water samples from the Ganga every month.

Seal hotels, industries, ashrams that are polluting Ganga: Uttarakhand HC

Keeping in view the biodiversity of the state, the court also ordered that National Parks including Tiger Reserve, Elephant Reserve, Jim Corbett and Rajaji National Park be declared plastic free zones.

Meerut distilleries near Ganga get NGT warning for pollution

The NGT also directed the Environment Ministry and Central Pollution Control Board to ensure that industries located in the entire Ganga basin use non-cyanide zinc for electroplating industries so that they do not release pollutants in the river.

Govt takes in-principle decision to ban all construction on Ganga

Water Resources Secretary Shashi Shekhar has been given a month’s time to conclude the committee’s report so as to apprise the Supreme Court of the government’s final decision at the next hearing on January 20.

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Migratory birds attract tourists along Ganga in Varanasi

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