A group of activists led by Magsaysay award winner Rajendra Singh met Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today and demanded that the government should do more for the effective implementation of the New Ganga and Yamuna Action Plans.

The All Ganga Yamuna Panchayat presented a charter of demands to the Minister, expressing concern over the degrading state of the two rivers.

Dhobi Ghats in Delhi are all set for a makeover. Under the Yamuna Action Plan II, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is initiating a pilot project wherein the washerman will be provided with hi-tech equipment and machinery for laundry work and treatment plants will be installed to recycle the wastewater containing harmful chemicals, soap and detergents.


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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Cashing on the exchange of words between Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh and Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Yamuna, the Leader of Opposition VK Malhotra lashed out at Delhi government on Friday. Jairam Ramesh, he said, has

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday underlined the importance of a unified approach for protection of the ridge in Delhi as her Government is facing difficulties due to multiplicity of authorities in the Capital city. She was speaking in a National Conference of Environment and Forest Ministers of States at Vigyan Bhawan in the Capital.

Haryana, at the time of its creation from the womb of Punjab was partly a parched state. Large areas were dry treeless sand dunes. Even drinking water was a privilege. Its has taken long strides since then. The State is becoming a real green land. All the villages get potable water.

NEW DELHI: Continuing its efforts backed by aid money to clean the Yamuna, the Delhi Jal Board on Thursday initiated another plan to try and save the dying river. This time round the Board has roped in six non-government agencies to involve the masses in the cleaning operation.

After spending crores of rupees on cleansing the Yamuna passing through Delhi, the government on Thursday launched yet another programme of public awareness involving schoolchildren and NGOs. The idea, officials say, is to reach out to and involve the citizens of Delhi in the cleaning the Yamuna.

According to Hindu mythology, Ganga descended from the heavens to wash away human sins. She was so pure and gorgeous that the spray from her streams was enough to stir Lord Shiva's lust! But now, at parts in her course, the river Ganga reeks. She is noxiously dark. And methane bubbles keep popping on her surface.

On July 17, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh admitted that the Ganga Action