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Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river
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Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river

For more than 1,700 miles, stretching from the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, the Ganga flows across the plains like a timeline of India's past, nourishing an extraordinary wealth of life.

BJP's blatantly discriminatory policies have brought Unnao's leather industry to its knees, but no candidate acknowledges it
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BJP's blatantly discriminatory policies have brought Unnao's leather industry to its knees, but no candidate acknowledges it

Forced to close down in November for the Kumbh Mela, ostensibly to prevent pollution in the Ganga from waste from the tanneries, the centres are still shut.

Ganga water quality has worsened due to untreated sewage, govt should have prioritised clean-up project, says chief of NGO
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Ganga water quality has worsened due to untreated sewage, govt should have prioritised clean-up project, says chief of NGO

Sankat Mochan Foundation, which has been monitoring the quality of the Ganga water for over three decades, found in its latest study that levels of faecal coliform bacteria had risen substantially, while levels of dissolved oxygen had dropped.

Political clout of Bihar’s fisherfolk could swing votes either way in Bhagalpur, but community still bears brunt of Ganga’s unpredictability
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Political clout of Bihar’s fisherfolk could swing votes either way in Bhagalpur, but community still bears brunt of Ganga’s unpredictability

Fisherfolk in Bihar are among the communities that revere the Ganga and have dealt with her love and anger for centuries. But of late, the river has given them nothing but pain.

Clean Kumbh, dirty Ganga: River's transformation during Mela was 'event management', not sustainable solution
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Clean Kumbh, dirty Ganga: River's transformation during Mela was 'event management', not sustainable solution

At the Kumbh Mela this year, the Ganga ran clean, but it was the result of temporary solution — not enough to keep the river basin pollution free, and one that only concealed the problem

India's Gangetic dolphins are thriving in murky waters, new census suggests
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India's Gangetic dolphins are thriving in murky waters, new census suggests

Water quality is relatively better in this region that upstream, but pollution dangers remain: Researcher.

Ganga pollution protest: Bizarre disappearance of Swami Gopal Das from Dehradun hospital puts doubt on govt's intent
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Ganga pollution protest: Bizarre disappearance of Swami Gopal Das from Dehradun hospital puts doubt on govt's intent

On learning of her son’s disappearance, Gopal Das’ distraught 60-year-old mother Shakuntala went on a fast unto death at Triveni ghats in Rishikesh from 13 December.

Only one of 39 areas along Ganga had clean water in post-monsoon season, says CPCB; 37 recorded moderate to severe pollution
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Only one of 39 areas along Ganga had clean water in post-monsoon season, says CPCB; 37 recorded moderate to severe pollution

Only one out of 39 locations through which the Ganga flows had clean water in the post-monsoon period this year, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said in its latest study.

Ganga: At Kanpur, an unholy mess
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Ganga: At Kanpur, an unholy mess

Government initiatives to clean up the Ganga have failed to stop the dumping of toxic effluents and untreated sewage into the river at the industrial hub of Kanpur

Pollution in Ganga: National Green Tribunal bans construction activity within 100 metres of river edge
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Pollution in Ganga: National Green Tribunal bans construction activity within 100 metres of river edge

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday said that it is the solemn duty of the government and citizens to keep the Ganga clean and said that despite the government spending over Rs 7,000 crore in two years to clean the Ganga, it still remains a "serious environmental issue".

Sewage in Ganga: NGT issues show cause notices to five municipal bodies in UP
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Sewage in Ganga: NGT issues show cause notices to five municipal bodies in UP

The NGT on Friday issued notices to five municipal councils in Uttar Pradesh to show cause why environmental compensation be not imposed on them for their failure to comply with "statutory obligations" on discharge of untreated sewage water in Ganga.

Ganga clean up: National Green Tribunal bans plastic, demands bio-toilets
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Ganga clean up: National Green Tribunal bans plastic, demands bio-toilets

There will be a complete ban on use of plastic of any kind from Gomukh to Haridwar along Ganga with effect from 1 February, the National Green Tribunal directed on Thursday while slapping a penalty of Rs 5,000 per day on erring hotels, dharamshalas and ashrams spewing waste into the river.

Now, polluting Ganga to be criminal offense; govt to launch pilot project in June
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Now, polluting Ganga to be criminal offense; govt to launch pilot project in June

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.

Bodies surface in Ganga: Hindu religious beliefs come in the way of river's clean-up
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Bodies surface in Ganga: Hindu religious beliefs come in the way of river's clean-up

Political and religious bodies lock horns over how to cremate bodies which have surfaced in the Ganga.

Rishikesh-based NGO offers to help Modi clean up Ganga
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Rishikesh-based NGO offers to help Modi clean up Ganga

Lauding Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi for his pledge to clean up the Ganga, the Rishikesh-based Ganga Action Parivar has offered its help in the effort while proposing to host a 'Ganga parliament' to highlight the urgent need to protect the river.