The West Bengal government will receive Rs 539 crore from the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) for cleaning up the Ganga river basin.

The pollution load on rivers has increased over the years due to rapid urbanisation and industrialization. Domestic sewage is the major source of pollution of rivers besides industrial and other non-point sources of pollution. Abstraction of water for irrigation, drinking, industrial use, power etc. compounds the challenge.

IITs have been roped in to clean the Ganga

NEW DELHI, 10 JUNE: The government today approved a proposal for carrying out the second phase of Ganga Action Plan worth Rs 496.90 crore with Japanese assistance at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

After Ganga Action Plan (GAP) I and II failed to deliver results, seven IITs of the country

The government needs to focus on ensuring perennial environmental flow in the Ganga river instead of just setting up huge sewage and industrial effluent treatment plants which have failed to cleanse the river, a Parliamentary panel has said.

Keeping in mind the growing environment crisis being faced across the subcontinent, Vinod Rai, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, has taken the initiative to undertake an environment audit on the country's critical natural resources.


A committee head- ed by former party chief Rajnath Singh will come with an action plan to clean the Ganga

A group of activists led by Magsaysay award winner Rajendra Singh met Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today and demanded that the government should do more for the effective implementation of the New Ganga and Yamuna Action Plans.

The All Ganga Yamuna Panchayat presented a charter of demands to the Minister, expressing concern over the degrading state of the two rivers.


NEW DELHI The ministry of forests & environment (MFE) has launched a massive National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) to revitalise 38 key Indian rivers.