The much-hyped Ganga and Yamuna Action Plans, part of the National River Conservation Plan, are facing serious hurdles due to a fund crunch.

A team of scientists from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will carry out a comprehensive study of the status of the groundwater table in the area between Gomti and Sai rivers across six districts of

Downstream Portion Of River Highly Polluted

Lucknow: Hinting at the dangerous level of pollutants dissolved in the Gomti riverbed, UP Jal Nigam on Tuesday informed the Parliamentary Committee that around 37 million litres per day of untreated sewage is flowing into the river. Even though the official figures don’t ring an alarming bell at the moment, few LMC officials said the extent of untreated sewage flowing into the river is much more than what is being quoted by the Jal Nigam.

LUCKNOW: The coveted Gomti riverfront project, which entails utilisation of the unused lands and beautification of the riverbank, finally got a consultant on Thursday. The German firm, Urban Aqua, which has formed a consortium with ANB Consultant of Lucknow, has won the bid for the riverfront project. There were 12 bidders in the fray including five from abroad.

ANB Consultant is headed by Ashish Srivastava who has done the makeover of the shopping hub of the city- Hazratganj. Lucknow Development Authority officials confirmed that out of 12 bidders, three did not qualify for the financial bidding. The financial bids were opened on Thursday.

Chitla - the state fish of Uttar Pradesh is now critically endangered. The fact comes from National Bureau of Fish Genetics Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow.

LUCKNOW: The 10-day campaign for 'Clean Gomti say no to polythene' concluded on Thursday at the Malviya Hall of Lucknow university.

ONGC-Tripura Power Corporation is a 726.6 MW gas-based power project

ONGC's Tripura unit would start releasing gas tomorrow to the ONGC-Tripura Power Corporation (OTPC) for the first phase of the 726.6-MW gas-based power project at Palatana in Gomati district, official sources said today. K Satyanarayana, manager, ONGC, Tripura Asset, will inaugurate the event tomorrow, officials said and added the first unit is likely to start generation by August.

LUCKNOW: Once considered as an agent of salvation and lifeline of Lucknow, Gomti today is neither sacred nor clean.

The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) is burning the midnight oil for speedy implementation of the river regulation zone (RRZ).

Environment minister Jayanti Natarajan admitted that the rules of the RRZ are in the process of being framed. She expects that once this notification is passed, a major hurdle to end the operations of land mafia grabbing thousand of acres of land along the Ganga, Yamuna, Gomti, Krishna , Cauvery and Godavari rivers (to name a few) will be halted.

New Delhi: The UPA government launched another salvo at BSP supremo Mayawati with the Union environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan writing to the Uttar Pradesh CM pointing out that industries were