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Spiritual group prepares to clean entire Ganges


June 17th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Haridwar, June 17 (IANS) A spiritual group here is conducting a survey on how best to clean the entire 2,525-km Ganges, the holiest of all rivers for Hindus but ... Read more...

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Rs.896 crore spent on cleaning Ganga


August 30th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The government has spent Rs.896.05 crore so far under the Ganga Action Plan for cleaning the river, parliament was told Tuesday.Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told ... Read more...

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Mamata kick-starts Ganga beautification project


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) In a step to fulfilling her pledge to spruce up Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday kick-started an ambitious project to beautify a ... Read more...

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Crores spent on Ganga but pollution levels up: Uma Bharati


June 30th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Brijghat (Uttar Pradesh), June 30 (IANS) The government has spent millions of rupees to clean the Ganga, the life line of northern India, but without any result, Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Rajnath supports Uma Bharti on Ganga river’s cleaning


May 30th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 30 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president and Ghaziabad MP Rajnath Singh Monday said the Ganga Action Plan has failed to clean the holy river even ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears Rs.7,000 crore to clean Ganga


April 28th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved a World Bank-assisted project for cleaning Ganga at an estimated cost of Rs.7,000 crore (over ... Read more...

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Centre approves Rs 7000 crore project to clean Ganga


April 28th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the project for the cleaning of River Ganga to be implemented by the National Ganga River Basin ... Read more...

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Four industrial units closed for polluting Ganga


October 13th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Wednesday issued closure notice to four industrial units in Uttar Pradesh for discharging effluents directly into the river Ganga.The pollution ... Read more...

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Ganga pollution: Regulator gets more teeth


September 1st, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) can now directly issue showcause or closure notices to industries polluting the river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Ganga Action Plan (GAP) Phase-II


June 10th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved the Ganga Action Plan (GAP) Phase-II project.The project would be assisted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency ... Read more...

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Global help sought to save the Ganga (Lead)


May 19th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Perhaps foreign help will save the Ganga, India's sacred river of life. The government has said it is going to hire international consultants to "reverse the damage ... Read more...

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Foreign consultants invited for saving Ganga


May 19th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The central government has invited global consultants to formulate an action plan to clean river Ganga, a senior environment ministry official said Wednesday. "The government is looking forward ... Read more...

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Cleansing polluted Ganga, Yamuna on BJP agenda


February 19th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Indore, Feb 19 (IANS) Focussing on pollution in the Ganga and Yamuna, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday formed a committee headed by former party president Rajnath Singh to prepare a ... Read more...

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‘Save Ganges’ campaign in Varanasi


February 1st, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Feb 1 (ANI): In an attempt to create mass awareness about the 'Save Ganga' campaign, residents of Varanasi organised a mini-marathon on Sunday.Thousands of people, including women, participated in the ... Read more...

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India to renew attempts to clean up River Ganga: Jairam Ramesh


December 31st, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Dec 31 (ANI): The lack of success of the 'Ganga Action Plan' in over two decades, has prompted Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh to announce ... Read more...

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Ganga, Yamuna no cleaner than 20 years ago: Ramesh


July 17th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday admitted that the Ganga and Yamuna rivers were no cleaner now than they were 20 years ago, despite the ... Read more...

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Govt. accepts failure in cleaning Ganga, Yamuna


July 17th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Despite spending 17,000 crore rupees on river cleaning projects, Ganga and Yamuna were "no cleaner" now as they were two decades ago, the government has admitted ... Read more...

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Novel campaign by self-help group to create awareness on Ganges river pollution


May 23rd, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, May 23 (ANI): A self-help group from Varanasi on Friday sent 543 utensils filled with water of river Ganges to the national capital to raise awareness on river pollution.Ganga, which ... Read more...

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Sick zooplanktons affecting whole food chain in the Ganga: Scientist


February 21st, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) All along the stretch of India's holiest river Ganga, the zooplanktons that play a critical role in its food chain are developing tumours, says a biologist. M. Omair from ... Read more...

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Ganga to be declared a National River


November 4th, 2008 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): The Government today decided to declare River Ganga as a ''National River''. A high powered Ganga River Basin Authority will also be set up to protect the ... Read more...

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Seers in Varanasi offer prayers to River Ganges, vow to cleanse it


October 23rd, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Oct 23 (ANI): Seers in Varanasi offer prayers to holy river Ganges and vow to cleanse it of all the pollutants. Residents, environmentalists and religious groups, who have formed a ''Ganga ... Read more...

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”Save Ganges” campaign in Varanasi


September 18th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Sept 18 (ANI): Children of seers'' families in Varanasi along with school children took to the banks of river Ganga today to save the river. On the call of the yoga ... Read more...

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250 religious heads flag off save Ganga campaign in Delhi


August 17th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A group of 250 spiritual heads representing most of the religious sects and Hindu organisations across India Sunday launched the “Save the Ganga campaign” in the capital. ... Read more...

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Government revamps plan to clean rivers


July 24th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The central government Thursday approved the revamp of its plan to tackle pollution in Indian rivers. In a meeting of the cabinet here chaired by Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Oxygen levels in River Ganges dip alarmingly


April 5th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by admin
By Girish Kumar Dubey Varanasi, Apr 5 (ANI): Even though millions have been spent to preserve the sacred River Ganges, the pollution level in the river has reached an alarming level. The oxygen ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh prays on the banks of the Ganges


March 15th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Varanasi (UP), Mar 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh surprised environmentalists on Friday by attending evening prayers on the banks of the River Ganges. Dr. Singh was accompanied by his wife Gursharan ... Read more...

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5000 volunteers reach Rishikesh to save Himalayan ecology


February 22nd, 2008 - 7:55 pm ICT by admin
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Feb 22 (ANI): With a three-pronged objective of saving the Himalayas from ecological disaster, cleansing the River Ganges of pollutants and also saving the cow, 5000 volunteers who have embarked ... Read more...

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Clean River Ganges campaign picks up in Varanasi


February 20th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Varanasi, Feb 20 (ANI): A campaign to clean the River Ganges has been restarted with vigour by activists of 146 organisations. The campaigners said they wanted people to join the effort to ... Read more...

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