SHWETA KAMAT
PANJIM, AUG 30
Environmentalists in Goa have appealed to the people to opt for eco-friendly methods to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi this year.
Charting out various ways that can help you have pollution-free Chovoth (Ganesh Chaturthi), the environmentalists feel that changing social ethos are increasingly casting its shadow over the celebration making it inimical to environment.
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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.

Anand McNair | TNN

Ahmedabad: Marine conservation initiatives along the India coastline are set to receive a major boost with the induction into the Indian Coast Guard, a pollution control vessel, which is one of its kind in Asia.

Rishikesh: BJP leader L K Advani on Sunday launched the Uttarakhand Government's clean Ganga campaign here and asked people all over the country to play an active role in the conservation of the holy river. Speaking after the launch of the campaign christened

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who is also the chairperson of the Delhi Jal Board, on Thursday gave her approval for the DJB's Plan outlay of Rs.1,624.37 crore for the financial year 2010-11.

Until five years ago very few people in Mumbai were aware of the Mithi river running through it. Then, in the monsoon of 2005 it flooded, drowning 500 people. With the devastation it erupted into public consciousness, dark and stinking. Ever since the authorities have been trying to revive it. Their latest experiment is putting it on oxygen.

Prashant Rupera | TNN

$1bn WB Loan Also On Cards: Ramesh

New Delhi: In a boost to the Ganga cleaning programme, the government has cleared projects worth Rs 1,394.11 crore for the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Uttarakhand.

Cleaning the Ganga has become the top priority of the government and projects have been put on a fast track.

The second meeting of the Empowered Steering Com- mittee of the National Ganga River Basin, com- prising Union minister, the Central Pollution Board and the Central Water com- mission, has cleared proj- ects worth Rs 1,394 crores.

RASHME SEHGAL

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

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