Way back in 1986, Rajiv Gandhi launched the Ganga Action Plan. But years later, after much water (sewage) and money have flowed down the river, it is as bad as it could get. Why are we failing, and what needs to be done differently to clean this and many other rivers?

According to recent estimates by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), faecal coliform levels in the mainstream of the river - some 2,500 kilometres from Gangotri to Diamond Harbour - remain above the acceptable level in all stretches, other than its upper reaches.

An Illegal Mining Vigilance Force has been set up in Uttarakhand to rein in the illicit trade.

Mining had been stopped in 22 rivers following alleged illegal activities and growing environmental concerns

The Supreme Court has permitted mining in 22 rivers including that of Kosi in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna announced on Wednesday.
Bahuguna also said the government would undertake the extraction or quarrying of sand and other small minerals from these 22 rivers in a transparent manner allowing no illegal activities.

A Special Mining Vigilance Force will be constituted in the State in the wake of rampant illegal mining, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said here on Wednesday.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs Ministry of Environment & Forests & Others dated 09/10/2013 on heavy illegal mining activity in the city Banjarwala and Bopara in District Haridwar and Gautam Budh Nagar.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/739-2013(MApp)_9Oct2013.pdf

The threat of Dengue is looming large in Uttarakhand after three persons died of the vector-borne disease and 30 more new cases were reported.

Three persons from Haridwar district who had tested positive for Dengue died during the past one fortnight, an official statement here said. So far, nearly 352 cases, mostly from Haridwar, have been reported in the hill state. Nearly, 20 patients have been referred to the government Doon hospital, official sources said.

Heavy showers continued to lash various parts of Uttarakhand, where a number of houses were damaged in Chamoli following a cloudburst while many other settlements in Uttarkashi district are sinking

Amid fears of disease outbreak after widespread devastation in flood-affected Uttarakhand, the Union health ministry has deputed a high-level team which will review the public health measures in th

Sangam (Allahabad): Sometimes a walk can change your life -- as well as the lives of millions of others.

Describing manual scavenging as a matter involving “human dignity,” the Supreme Court today noted that the officials concerned in states were not doing their best to weed out this practice even tho