LUCKNOW: With an aim to bringing the focus on rivers and those who live on their banks, a group of six men and women from different countries is on an expedition across the Gomti.

It seems that things are becoming favourable for the ailing Gomti. The UP chief secretary had directed the irrigation department to restore the flow in the river and remove encroachment from its banks right from Pilibhit to Ghazipur.

The quality of river water is an area of concern in Uttar Pradesh, if the State of Environment report, 2010 is to be believed. The report, released on Sunday by directorate of environment, UP, reveals that between 2004 and 2008, water quality indicators in many cases are negative.

LUCKNOW: The fact that Gomti's flow and level have reduced drastically has caught the attention of the government which is now mulling to constitute a river conservation unit for its restoration and conservation. The river, reeling under the bane of pollution and encroachment, has its flow reduced to one-third and is in an urgent need of revival.

LUCKNOW: Stressing the need to recognise Gomti as a state river, scientists and activists who have been on a Gomti yatra since March 27, feel that the elevated status might help to bring some positive changes for the river that virtually flows through the state.

Experts are also of the view that restoring Gomti to its pristine glory is not a tough task.

LUCKNOW: A group of river water conservationists and activists will take up the cause of pollution in Gomti by organising a Gomti Yatra from March 27 to April 2.

When it originates from a lake called Fulhaar Jheel near Madho Tanda east of Pilibhit, the Gomti is a stream. Gradually, it starts growing. Around 100 km away from the point of its origin, this stream is joined by tributaries like Sukheta, Choha and Andhra Choha near Mohammadi Kheri, a tehsil of Lakhimpur Kheri. The stream now turns into a river.

When it originates from a lake called Fulhaar Jheel near Madho Tanda east of Pilibhit, the Gomti is a stream. Gradually, it starts growing. Around 100 km away from the point of its origin, this stream is joined by tributaries like Sukheta, Choha and Andhra Choha near Mohammadi Kheri, a tehsil of Lakhimpur Kheri. The stream now turns into a river.

LUCKNOW: It was a partial relief for the heavily polluted Gomti, as Asia's largest sewage treatment plant (STP) got operational on chief minister Mayawati's birthday on Saturday.

Around 290 million litres per day (mld) of sewage was pumped into the 342 mld STP situated in Bharwara, around 20 kilometre from the heart of the state capital.

Dedicating the project to the people of Lucknow, Mayaw

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday stuck to its order of maintaining status quo on a stretch of land along river Gomti in Lucknow, which was converted from green belt in the Master Plan 2021 to residential use.

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