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Is there any hope for the Yamuna? (Comment - June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
The present state of the Yamuna river from Delhi to Agra, a distance of roughly 250 km, is alarming. Described now as a huge sewage canal, Yamuna water is unfit for ... Read more...

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Vrindavan devotees fight for Yamuna cause


October 5th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 5 (IANS) Activists and ascetics of Vrindavan have come together for a campaign to ensure there is at least a minimum flow of water in the ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears Rs.497 crore for Ganga clean up (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved the Rs.496.9 crore Ganga cleanup project with Japanese assistance at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The project, under 'Mission ... 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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Cabinet clears second phase of Ganga Action Plan


June 10th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved a proposal for carrying out the second phase of Ganga Action Plan worth Rs.496.90 crore with Japanese assistance ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

CCI approves project for to make Yamuna River pollution free


May 19th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) on Wednesday approved the project for laying interceptor sewers along the three major drains in Delhi for abatement of pollution in ... Read more...

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Torrent to take over power distribution in Agra


March 31st, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 31 (IANS) Power in this Taj city, which suffers erratic and inadequate power supply, will now be supplied by private player Torrent Power Limited.The company will take over power distribution ... Read more...

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‘Life cycle analysis to be mandatory for environmental clearance’


February 9th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) would make life cycle analysis (LCA) compulsory for environment clearance to projects within the next six months, its chief said here Tuesday. "LCA ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Many projects will not need environmental clearance any more


July 20th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Many projects will no longer need environmental impact assessment (EIA) and clearance from the government, according to amendments to EIA rules proposed by the Ministry of Environment ... 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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Taj Mahal remains at risk from air pollution


June 5th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, June 5 (IANS) Fifteen years after the Supreme Court of India announced a set of measures to protect the Taj Mahal and nearby historical monuments from air pollution, they ... Read more...

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Kolkata choked by air pollution: Study


February 27th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Even as the West Bengal government is engaged in frantic efforts to phase out old vehicles, green activists claim that Kolkata is fast heading towards disaster due to ... Read more...

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Yamuna reaps toxic harvest of immersed idols


October 11th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Floating plastic bags, decaying fruits, coconut shells, bamboo frames, silver and papier-mache decoration, crumpled flowers, all on frothing waters. This was the river scene after hundreds of ... Read more...

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