Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched Ganga cleaning campaign 'Sparsh Ganga' at Muni-ki-Reti, Rishikesh on Thursday. The function was organised by NSS cell of HNB Garhwal University. To promote Ganga cleaning, he announced an incentive of Rs 11 lakh and to make the event historic, he announced to celebrate 17th December as Ganga Cleaning Day.

Chandigarh: Punjab chief minister, Parkash Singh Badal has unveiled a Rs 1,388-crore plan for the cleaning of river Satluj (Rs 1,076 crore), Beas (Rs 222 crore) and Sirhind canal (Rs 90 crore) to provide clean water from river and canal system within next two years.

Board may ask the unit to take corrective measures

Hyderabad, Nov. 8: Plans are afoot to clean up the waters of the lakes.

Mr Zafarullah Khan, executive engineer (lakes department) with the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), says there are plans to set up 40-odd sewage treatment plants so that untreated sewage is not dumped in the lakes.

The CMs of UP and Uttarakhand through which the river flows may participate in Monday's meeting
NEW DELHI The newly-formed Ganga River Basin Authority (GRBA) will meet for the first time on Monday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss ways in which the Ganga can be kept pollution-free.

The Greenpeace report, Poisoning the Pearl, provides a snapshot of industrial water pollution caused by the discharge of hazardous chemicals in the Pearl River Delta (PRD). Researchers sampled and analysed effluents from the discharge pipes of five manufacturing facilities located in the PRD. Water pollution is one of China

As part of a fresh initiative to check pollution of the Ganga river, the Ganga Mahasabha, a voluntary organisation in Varanasi, has asked people not to immerse Durga idols, painted with artificial colours and chemicals, in the river during Navratri this year.

Certain plants absorb pollutants from wastewater for their metabolism. A team from the National Botanical Research Institute in Lucknow, planned a plant-based project to clean the Ganga. U N Rai, environment scientist who heads the team, speaks to Savvy Soumya Misra On how the project began With the help of a non-profit in Pune, our group of four scientists submitted a project on

Goan homes are getting set to welcome Lord Ganesha in a few days time, even as shopkeepers have started experiencing the demand for plastic flowers, cloth, incense, camphor, etc, which are used to adorn the God of Wisdom.

Concerned over river pollution, Water Resources Minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues said the Government would go for policing of rivers in order to protect them.

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