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Apr 03, 2019
Ganga water quality has worsened due to untreated sewage, govt should have prioritised clean-up project, says chief of NGOSankat 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.
Mar 06, 2019
Drying rivers of Madhya Pradesh: Awash in trash, Shipra may cease to exist when Ujjain holds Kumbh Mela in 2028Shipra, also known as Kshipra, is now dry in long stretches and wherever one finds water it’s all mixed with solid waste, sewage and silt.
Jan 14, 2019
'Too polluted': Lucknow devotees refuse to take holy dip in Gomti river on occasion of Makar SankrantiDisgruntled Lucknow residents say the Gomti river has grown so polluted over the years that the Makar Sankranti ritual of taking a dip in the holy water is now almost dangerous.
Dec 09, 2018
Less than two percent of Yamuna river accounts for 76 percent of pollution level, reports monitoring committeeThe committee has also recommended a mechanism to be worked out jointly with DPCC and CPCB to install an online system for quality testing of water in Yamuna at Palla and Wazirabad.
Nov 08, 2018
HelpUsGreen: A Social enterprise trying to clean India's rivers and tackle oppression faced by Dalit women at the same timeHelpUsGreen is helping to clean India’s rivers by recycling temple flowers, and giving another segment of society a chance to bloom: Dalit women. Struck by the discrimination and injustice faced by Dalits under India’s caste system, this social enterprise hires marginalised women and empowers them with dignity and respect.
Jul 17, 2018
Centre to act on 'war footing' to preserve Taj Mahal and Yamuna river against pollution, measures include green fuels, ethanol industriesAfter being rapped by the Supreme Court over the condition of the Taj Mahal, the government on Monday said that it will take action on "war footing" to deal with air and water pollution in and around the world-famous 17th-century Mughal monument.
Jul 09, 2018
Tackling India's water woes: Active citizenry, govt checks on unsustainable use and river pollution needed to address crisisDespite an abundance of rivers and lakes, India's poor water management has not allowed it to harness their potential and maintain them to meet our needs.
Jun 12, 2018
Filled with muck and puja debris, Chitrakoot's heavily polluted Mandakini River is also drying up‘She who flows calmly’ — that might be the meaning of the beautiful-sounding name Mandakini, but the Mandakini river in Chitrakoot – filled with muck, filth, puja debris, and even a corpse or two, as we learnt last weekend when the body of a 10-year-old girl was fetched out of it – would, we reckon, be flowing anything but calmly.
Jul 13, 2017
NGT bans dumping of waste within 500 metres from edge of Ganga: 'UP is duty-bound to shift tanneries'The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday declared 100 metres from the edge of River Ganga as a ‘No-Development Zone’ in the stretch between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.
May 29, 2017
NGT seeks report from Delhi government over cattle blood flowing into YamunaThe National Green Tribunal on Monday took the Delhi government and other civic authorities to task for not ensuring compliance of its order that no blood should directly seep into the Yamuna due to cattle slaughter.