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Bihar acts to clean the Ganges


August 9th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 9 (IANS) In a bid to check pollution in the Ganges, the Bihar pollution control board has directed 21 urban local bodies to build sewage treatment plants along ... Read more...

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Fish die in Srinagar’s Nigeen Lake


August 6th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 5 (IANS) A large number of fish have died in the Nigeen Lake in Srinagar and the Jammu and Kashmir's fisheries department Sunday attributed the mortality to depletion ... Read more...

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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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Ganges should be saved: Bansal


May 12th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 12 (IANS) There is an urgent need to save the Ganges, Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said here Saturday after undertaking an aerial survey of the river ... Read more...

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Holy Ganga receives 2,900 million litres sewage daily: PM


April 17th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Describing the performance of states in operating and maintaining existing sewage treatment plants as "tardy", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said every day 2,900 ... Read more...

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Government considering special tribunal on water disputes


October 31st, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Minister for Water Resources Pawan Kumar Bansal said here Monday that the government was considering suggestions for setting up a "standing tribunal" to deal with ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh water board gets award


October 24th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh government's Jal Nigam or water board has won a national level award for making landmark progress in its drinking water and sanitation network across ... Read more...

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Goa water unsafe for bathing and fishing


June 30th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 30 (IANS) Here's a note of caution for all those tourists who head to Goa annually for a bit of sun and a splash in the sea - ... 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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Noida to rope in private players to deal with garbage (Lead)


July 30th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 30 (IANS) With piles of garbage and untreated sewage becoming one of the biggest problems in Noida, authorities are now planning to rope in private players to clean up the ... Read more...

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British student dies after swimming in Ganges


July 1st, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) A British gap-year student died in India, days after swimming in the river Ganges. Sam Banks, 20, collapsed with severe sickness and diarrhoea. By the time he was ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh bargains with Delhi on land


April 23rd, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has staked claim to over 285 acres of land virtually in the heart of the national capital in lieu of 21 acres of its land ... 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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Bihar cabinet to meet aboard boats on the Ganga


December 30th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 30 (IANS) The Bihar government will hold a cabinet meeting aboard boats on the Ganga river here next month to drive home the need for pollution-free and healthy water bodies, ... Read more...

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Efforts to keep Ganga clean


December 19th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI) : Varanasi District administration on Saturdayinvoked section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code on the banks of the River Ganga to keep it clean.Sub divisional magistrate, Atal Rai, ... Read more...

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India to borrow one billion dollars from World Bank to clean up Ganges


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.3 (ANI): India is expected to receive a World Bank loan of a billion dollars for cleaning and conserving the River Ganga.Minister of State for Environment Jairam Ramesh revealed this ... Read more...

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World Bank lending $1 billion to clean Ganga


December 2nd, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) India's relaunched programme to clean its sacred river Ganga will get $1 billion from the World Bank, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh and Bank President Robert B. Zoellick ... 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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Three offshore Goa casinos sealed for violating pollution norms


March 24th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) The Goa government Tuesday sealed three offshore casinos, which were under the scanner for violating pollution norms. The casinos - Rio, Caravela and Maharaja - had failed to ... Read more...

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Goa casino operator moves court after relocation threat


March 13th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 13 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court has directed the Goa government to freeze its directive to offshore casino operators to move outside the city limits and ... 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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‘Offshore casinos dumping untreated sewage in Mandovi river’


February 5th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 5 (IANS) After alleging fraud and corruption in the licensing for offshore casinos, the opposition has accused the controversial offshore gambling vessel managements of dumping untreated sewage in ... Read more...

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River police squad to nab Yamuna polluters


June 23rd, 2008 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Agra, June 22 (IANS) In what is believed to be a first in the country, Agra district authorities Sunday announced forming a five-member River Police Squad to keep an eye on polluters ... Read more...

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Untreated sewage flows into Yamuna near Taj


June 8th, 2008 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, June 8 (IANS) Agra's main sewer line, located close to two World Heritage monuments - the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal, - has been flowing untreated into the ... Read more...

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Only Supreme Court of India can save the Ganges, say MSU researchers


May 2nd, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Only Supreme Court of India can save the Ganges, said Montana State University researchers after their study about pollution in the Ganges reached the apex court.The move ... Read more...

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Clean up operation to restore Dal Lakes pristine glory


April 11th, 2008 - 7:20 pm ICT by admin
By Suhail AhmadSrinagar, Apr 11 (ANI): Pump sets flushing out dirty water, dredging machines shoveling out sewage deposits, workers wading knee-deep in water, all this and more meets the eye these ... Read more...

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Canadian firm, ADB to help clean Ganges in Bihar


April 5th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by admin
Patna, April 5 (IANS) A Canadian company and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help to clean up drains that empty into the Ganges in the Bihar capital. "Enviroway, a Canadian company ... Read more...

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