LUCKNOW: Thronged by thousands of devotees on a daily basis, Sangam, the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati in Allahabad will have a different set of visitors on September 23 an

The West Bengal Government has devised a multi-pronged strategy to curb the growing environmental degradation including development of appropriate technology to curb industrial and other pollution

Pollution in rivers (Question asked in the Monsoon session of LS 2011).

Pollution is passe. Millions of Kumbh pilgrims bathing in the Ganga did not know they were taking a plunge right in the filth of untreated sewage. A CAG report reveals the shocking saga of the Uttarakhand government's callous mismanagement.

The Indian government has signed a $1 billion loan with multilateral lending agency, the World Bank, to help support the cleaning of the Ganga river.

A National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) has been set up under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with chief ministers of the five states through which the Ganga flows, including Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, being

Magsaysay award-winning water conservationist Rajendra Singh, said on Sunday that the Ministry of Environment and Forests had become

The Government of India (GoI) has established the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) for comprehensive management of the river. The NGRBA program will adopt a river-basin approach and has been given a multi-sectoral mandate to address both water quantity and quality aspects. The NGRBA has resolved that by year 2020 no untreated municipal sewage or industrial

Acknowledging that the two-phased Ganga Action, which started in 1985, has failed to have the desired effect in checking river pollution, the Centre has informed the Supreme Court that the National Ganga River Basin Authority, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, recently decided that by 2020 no untreated municipal sewage and industrial effluents would be allowed to flow into the Ganga.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has been implementing an ambitious programme of pollution abatement of rivers in India. It started in 1985 with the Ganga Action Plan (GAP) and gradually extended to other polluted rivers through National River Conservation Plan (NRCP).

Few will take very seriously the undertaking given by the government in the Supreme Court that River Ganga will be pure and free of pollution by 2020. Similar commitments were made to the public 25 years ago when, in 1985, the Ganga Action Plan (GAP) to clean this most treasured of the sub-continent