river pollution

What happened to money spent on Yamuna, ask activists

August 26th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 26 (IANS) "Save Yamuna" activists marched here Sunday demanding to know what had happened to the huge rums of money spent on supposedly cleaning the river."Thousands of crores ... Read more...

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Greenpeace protests toxic pollution of Mexican waters

March 24th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 24 (IANS/EFE) Environmental watchdog Greenpeace denounced on World Water Day the pollution of rivers and other surface waters in Mexico and asked the government to establish a ... Read more...

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Don’t distort language, Bangladesh court tells media

February 17th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Radio and television channels have been told by a court not to distort Bangla and other foreign languages in their broadcasts, a media report said.The Dhaka ... Read more...

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China river pollution cleanup to last month

February 3rd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) Efforts to cleanup industrial effluents from a major river in south China will take a month, authorities said Friday.Cadmium concentration in Liujiang river is expected to ... Read more...

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Allahabad farmers take out rally to spread river pollution awareness

April 2nd, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Apr 2(ANI): Farmers of Allahabad, who are carrying out a rally to spread awareness about increasing pollution in River Yamuna, reached Agra on Saturday.The rally will culminate in the national capital."We ... Read more...

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73 Mathura villages join battle against Yamuna pollution

January 10th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Rajpura (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 10 (IANS) Animal carcasses are not to be dumped into the river, washermen should not use chemicals to wash dirty clothes, the river bank is not ... Read more...

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Notices issued to tanneries for polluting River Ganges

September 17th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Dilip MishraKanpur, Sep. 17 (ANI): The Pollution Control Board in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city issued notices to six tanneries for discharging industrial waste into the River Ganges.Radheshyam, the area officer ... Read more...

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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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Pesticides poisoning Ganges river dolphins

March 31st, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Patna, March 31 (IANS) River pollution due to extensive use of pesticides is dangerous for the critically endangered Ganges river dolphin, India's national aquatic animal, says an expert. There are only about ... Read more...

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UNICEF cautions India over river pollution

March 22nd, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 22 (ANI): River pollution would remain a burden for the rural people of India for quite sometime, as the pollution is manmade, said Chief of Water and Environmental Sanitation ... Read more...

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Yamuna severely polluted near Delhi’s Nizamuddin Bridge

March 7th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Yamuna river is severely polluted near Nizamuddin Bridge in Delhi, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said Saturday. "The stretch of the river Yamuna between Nizamuddin Bridge ... Read more...

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Students, activists join hand to clean Yamuna River in Agra

February 7th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Brijesh Kumar SinghAgra, Feb.7 (ANI): Setting an example for society, hundreds of enthusiastic students and local residents joined hands in the city of Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday to ... Read more...

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Students organize Ganga cleaning drive in Varanasi

November 10th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Nov. 10 (ANI): Hundreds of college students in Varanasi participated in a cleaning drive aimed to keep the holy Ganges river pollution-free.Many volunteers cleaned the Ghats of the river with brooms, ... Read more...

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Volunteers initiate campaign to clean water bodies at Alandi

September 29th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, Sep. 29 (ANI): Over 150 volunteers from different parts of the country have initiated a massive campaign to clean up water body sources in order to make them pollution-free at Alandi ... Read more...

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Bihar announces Rs.1,000 crore project to clean up Ganga

June 3rd, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 3 (IANS) The Bihar government has earmarked Rs.1,000 crore (Rs.10 billion) for an ambitious project to save river Ganga from pollution by cleaning up the drains that empty into ... 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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50-lakh-rupees scheme to clean Narmada

May 11th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, May 11 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh's Urban Administration Department has sanctioned a 50-lakh-rupees scheme to make the Narmada river pollution free.The plan, prepared by Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department, requires laying ... Read more...

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Balbir Singh Seechewal dedicated to anti-river pollution cause

April 22nd, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil SharmaChandigarh, April 22 (ANI): Balbir Singh Seechewal, a college dropout till yesterday, has today become Punjab's most recognized eco-activist, spearheading an anti-river pollution campaign. Today, he is an inspiration to ... Read more...

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Polluted River Ami poses an environmental threat to people of eastern UP

March 15th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Gorakhpur, Mar 15 (ANI): People in Gorakhpur have lodged complaints about several ailments that they suffer from because of the polluted Ami river that flows through the district. The industrial waste and ... Read more...

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‘Rs.15 bn project for cleaning Yamuna ready’

February 22nd, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A Rs.15-billion project to decrease the levels of pollution in the Yamuna river by trapping pollutants at major sewage drains is ready to be implemented, Delhi's Lieutenant ... Read more...

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Idol immersion in Ganga worries environmentalists

October 11th, 2008 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 11 (IANS) The annual ritual of immersing in the Ganga idols of goddess Durga and other Hindu deities has alarmed environmentalists, who point out that the practice will not only ... Read more...

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Delhi government turned Yamuna into sewer: Malhotra

October 7th, 2008 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial candidate for Delhi Vijay Kumar Malhotra held the Sheila Dikshit government responsible for the deterioration of the Yamuna alleging that the ... Read more...

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After rains, Patna has become an ‘urban slum’, says court

August 19th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) As heavy rains continue to flood streets and homes here during the ongoing monsoon, the Patna High Court came down heavily on civic authorities for the failure in ... 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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Maneka Gandhi conferred A.S.G. Jayakar Award

May 10th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by admin
By Aroonim Bhuyan Muscat, May 10 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and green activist Maneka Gandhi has been conferred the A.S.G. Jayakar Award for creating awareness about animal rights, deforestation, climate ... Read more...

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Bangladesh moves to save river Buriganga

April 27th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) Bangladesh has formed a panel to save the river Buriganga, whose water has turned pitch black because of the dumping of millions of tonnes of human and industrial ... Read more...

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Students launch a save river campaign in Delhi

April 22nd, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): School children today participated with zeal in a painting competition organised by the youth of Justice Group to save the dying Yamuna river to mark the ... 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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Documenting the ground realities of pollution in Agra

March 11th, 2008 - 10:08 am ICT by admin
(Book Review) By Paras Nath Choudhary Book: "Taj Mahal In Pollution Cauldron"; Author Brij Khandelwal; Publisher: RK Books, Darya Ganj, New Delhi; Price: Rs.175 The earth's atmosphere bristles with heat-trapping gases and serious changes ... 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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Chemical waste in Yamuna causes death of fish

November 14th, 2007 - 10:17 am ICT by admin

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