Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bijay Krishna Sarkar & Others Vs Inland Waterways Authority of India & Others dated 14/09/2018. In this Original Application the applicant has sought relief and compensation for the damages caused to river Ganga and its aquatic life by hydraulic structures at Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal which has resulted into loss of the livelihood to the fisherman.

Competition over limited water resources is one of the main concerns for the coming decades. Although water issues alone have not been the sole trigger for warfare in the past, tensions over freshwater management and use represent one of the main concerns in political relations between riparian states and may exacerbate existing tensions, increase regional instability and social unrest. Previous studies made great efforts to understand how international water management problems were addressed by actors in a more cooperative or confrontational way.

In an effort to clean the Ganges, Germany is providing a soft loan of euro 120 million (Rs 990 crore approximately) to India to strengthen sewage water treatment infrastructure in Uttarakhand, Char

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Bihar government to constitute a team to check illegal sand mining being carried out during the Monsoon season in Son and Ganga rivers at Koilwar and Pa

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tanseer Ahmad Vs. M/s Alnoor Exports & Others dated 24/08/2018 regarding a slaughter house and meat processing unit in Muzaffar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh operating in violation of environmental laws. According to the Applicant the unit is emitting foul smell and discharging animal wastes into the drain in the area. It has not installed antipollution device for treatment of the effluents. The permitted land use, as per Master Plan, is for agriculture. The said unit is also extracting ground water illegally.

In summer (pre-monsoon) of recent years, low water level among the last few decades, has been observed in several lower Indian reaches of the Ganges (or Ganga) river (with estimated river water level depletion rates at the range of −0.5 to −38.1 cm/year between summers of 1999 and 2013 in the studied reaches). Here, we show this Ganges river depletion is related to groundwater basefow reduction caused by ongoing observed groundwater storage depletion in the adjoining Gangetic aquifers (Ganges basin, −0.30±0.07cm/year or −2.39±0.56 km3/year).

The Kumbh Mela 2019, to be organized in Allahabad at the famed confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and fabled Saraswati, shall be the largest ever religious congregation spread over almost 45 days (

Haridwar: Union minister for drinking water and sanitation Uma Bharati who was in Haridwar on Saturday refuted allegations that the Ganga cleaning work under the Namami Gange mission was moving at

Expressing concern overthe delay in the completion of projects relating to the Namami Gange mission in Uttarakhand at a review meeting here, Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari instructed

This paper presents future climate and runoff projections for the South Asia region under the RCP8.5 scenario with climate change informed by 42 CMIP5 GCMs. Runoff is projected for 0.5° grids using hydrological models with future climate inputs obtained by empirically scaling the historical climate series.

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