The responsibility of cleaning and maintenance of 12 ghats located along the Ganga will be given to seven NGOs, a senior official said.

Long-term measures needed as livelihood of farmers being seriously affected, says Sushma

Pilloried by Parliamentarians in both Houses over the state of the Ganga and the Yamuna, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan promised that the government would ensure no domestic effluents pour into the two rivers. “We are making efforts to make that happen. We should have a commission to ensure that there is no atrocity against rivers,” she said after members, first in the Lok Sabha and then in the Rajya Sabha, expressed anguish over thousands of crores of rupees that have spent in trying to clean up the two major arteries in north India but to no avail.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said the Delhi Government was eagerly awaiting the commissioning of Munak Canal, which will result in saving 80 MGD raw water, to help the city meet its demand for drinking water. Moreover, three water treatment plants lying idle at Dwarka, Okhla and Bawana are expected to become functional soon with the availability of more raw water.

Speaking at a function to lay the foundation stone for rehabilitation of sewers at Harsh Vihar in North-West Delhi, Ms. Dikshit, who is also the Chairperson of Delhi Jal Board, said she has taken up the issue of early commissioning of the Munak Canal with Prime Minister’s Office and Union Water Resource Ministry.

Mumbai: Mining will not be allowed in areas declared as forests, wildlife sanctuaries and buffer zones.

These were among the new rules for mining of minor minerals that were approved by the state cabinet on Wednesday to make mining an ecologically sustainable industry. Now, every district will have to prepare a district mining plan to be monitored by a committee headed by the collector. Mining will be allowed only during the day and to reduce noise, air and water pollution, only scientific excavation will be permitted.

This new ADB report based on 43 case studies highlights how people work together to secure water for all through innovative approaches in basins.

China aims to spend $850 billion to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades of pollution and overuse in Beij

The 324 pollution-prevention projects along the eastern route of the South-to-North Water Diversion Program in Shandong province have been completed and started operating at the end of January to e

A municipal government in east China's Shandong province has offered a huge reward for clues or evidence of local enterprises pumping emissions underground.

The river Ganga is the cultural heritage and identity of the country and every effort should be made to free it from pollution.

In yet another bid to clean up the heavily polluted Bagmati river, various stakeholders have started a Bagmati River cleaning campaign.

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