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In the course of time, the committee has been requested to monitor compliance of some other environmental issues also such as relating to water bodies.(PTI Photo)

NGT extends term of oversight committee to monitor pollution of Ganga

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 01:16 PM IST
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said that unless the UP government sets up any other effective alternative mechanism, it may not be advisable to close the committee abruptly.
File photo: River Ganga.(HT photo)
File photo: River Ganga.(HT photo)

Army veterans, activists embark on ‘Ganga Parikrama’ to map pollution

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 12:06 AM IST
The team will also ensure afforestation on either side of the river and sensitise locals about the role they can play in keeping Ganga clean.
Bahujan Samaj Party’s Uttar Pradesh unit president Bheem Rajbhar said in the Rajbhar community, the upbringing of children is done by making them drink ‘taadi’,” citing no medical evidence.(Reuters representative image)
Bahujan Samaj Party’s Uttar Pradesh unit president Bheem Rajbhar said in the Rajbhar community, the upbringing of children is done by making them drink ‘taadi’,” citing no medical evidence.(Reuters representative image)

Consuming farm liqour ‘taadi’ can prevent from catching Covid-19: BSP’s UP unit chief

Ballia | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:59 AM IST
Bheem Rajbhar claimed that ‘taadi’ has immunity power and a drop of it is purer than the water of the Ganga river.
Devotees gathered at Triveni Sangam to offer prayers and take the holy dip in River Ganga on the occasion of ‘Kartik Purnima’.(ANI)
Devotees gathered at Triveni Sangam to offer prayers and take the holy dip in River Ganga on the occasion of ‘Kartik Purnima’.(ANI)

Devotees take holy dip on ‘Kartik Purnima’ in Prayagraj, Varanasi

Asian News International | By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:16 PM IST
Devotees also took a holy dip in the Ganga river at Raj Ghat and Ramganga River in Moradabad on the occasion of Kartik Purnima.
Villagers gather near the bank of the Ganga after a boat capsized in the river in Naugachhia on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Villagers gather near the bank of the Ganga after a boat capsized in the river in Naugachhia on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

More than 20 feared drowned in Naugachhia boat tragedy in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 01:36 PM IST
Officials said the boat which was carrying at least 50 people was overloaded.

Early arrival of Siberian winged visitors spurs hopes of hustle-bustle returning to Varanasi ghats

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 11:18 AM IST
The birds which landed two days ago will be here for approximately four months and will continue to remain an attraction during that period.
The Uttarakhand forest department has started radio-collaring leopards to study their movement pattern and behaviour. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
The Uttarakhand forest department has started radio-collaring leopards to study their movement pattern and behaviour. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Uttarakhand’s first radio-collared leopard found crossing Ganga near Haridwar

Hidustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 12:52 AM IST
This leopard found swimming and crossing the Ganga was radio-collared in the last week of September in Haridwar forest division. The chief wildlife warden said that the leopard might have crossed the river in search of prey.
Ahead of Haridwar Kumbh 2021, Upper Ganga Canal to close for repairs in Haridwar(Twitter/mehranzaidi)
Ahead of Haridwar Kumbh 2021, Upper Ganga Canal to close for repairs in Haridwar(Twitter/mehranzaidi)

Ahead of Kumbh 2021, Upper Ganga Canal to close for repairs in Haridwar

Haridwar (Uttarakhand) [India] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh government issues orders for the closure of the Upper Ganga Canal from the midnight of October 15 to midnight of November 15 for repair and maintenance work ahead of Haridwar Kumbh 2021
The report attributed the worsening report card of the Ganges to the discharge of untreated or partially treated sewage, negligible or dry seasonal flow that increases concentration of pollution and no fresh water discharges from the upstream.(HT photo)
The report attributed the worsening report card of the Ganges to the discharge of untreated or partially treated sewage, negligible or dry seasonal flow that increases concentration of pollution and no fresh water discharges from the upstream.(HT photo)

Ganga’s water did not improve during lockdown; less flow may have deteriorated quality

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 05:29 PM IST
A new report by the Central Pollution Control Board said that seven out of 19 major rivers in India recorded an improvement in water quality in April during the nationwide lockdown period
In Uttarakhand, the project will cover the villages located alongside Ganga from Devprayag in Tehri Garhwal district where its two main tributaries Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, merge in it.(HT PHOTO.)
In Uttarakhand, the project will cover the villages located alongside Ganga from Devprayag in Tehri Garhwal district where its two main tributaries Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, merge in it.(HT PHOTO.)

Organic farming to be promoted in villages along Ganga to curb pollution under Namami Gange

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 01:23 AM IST
The project was launched during the lockdown month of May under which the agriculture departments of the respective states where the Ganga flows will work on promoting organic farming in the villages situated along the river with funds for the same from NMCG.
After coming to power in May 2014, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government the following month launched the Namami Ganga project with the objectives of reducing river pollution, and promoting its conservation and rejuvenation.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)
After coming to power in May 2014, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government the following month launched the Namami Ganga project with the objectives of reducing river pollution, and promoting its conservation and rejuvenation.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)

May take decades to clean Ganga water, say experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 04:55 AM IST
The dissolved oxygen level, or the amount of oxygen available to living aquatic organisms, has improved at 27 locations and the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), the amount of oxygen consumed by bacteria while they decompose organic matter, and faecal coliform (FC) content, a measure of the suitability of water for consumption, has improved at 42 and 21 locations, respectively.
Matri Sadan founder Swami Shivanand Saraswati after breaking his agitation in Haridwar.(HT Photo)
Matri Sadan founder Swami Shivanand Saraswati after breaking his agitation in Haridwar.(HT Photo)

Ganga activist Swami Shivanand ends fast after Centre’s assurance to consider demands

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The activists seek scrapping of hydro-electric power projects on river Ganga among other demands.
Each kit contained 5 kg flour, 5 kg rice, 2 kg gram, a packet of spice and other eatables. Out of 350, 100 kits were distributed among the families of the boatmen by Upadhyay and his team of social workers. (HT Photo)
Each kit contained 5 kg flour, 5 kg rice, 2 kg gram, a packet of spice and other eatables. Out of 350, 100 kits were distributed among the families of the boatmen by Upadhyay and his team of social workers. (HT Photo)

Varanasi’s 350 boatmen families need ration. ‘Last hope’ Sonu Sood steps in

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 09:46 AM IST
Just an hour after Varanasi-based social activist Divyanshu Upadhyay informed the actor about the shortage of ration being faced by 350 families of boatmen, the actor, taking note, promised to deliver ration to all those families.
Swami Shivanand Saraswati, founder of the Matri Sadan ashram in Haridwar began his fast unto death on August 3.(HT PHOTO)
Swami Shivanand Saraswati, founder of the Matri Sadan ashram in Haridwar began his fast unto death on August 3.(HT PHOTO)

70-year-old Ganga activist on fast unto death says govt indifferent to ecology

Hindustan Times, haridwar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2020 04:59 PM IST
The seer is demanding scrapping of all hydropower projects on the Ganga, Yamuna and their tributaries and total prohibition on quarrying on the Ganga river bed.
The water level of river Ganga has been rising and it has inundated low lying areas in Bihar’s Saran district.(ANI Photo)
The water level of river Ganga has been rising and it has inundated low lying areas in Bihar’s Saran district.(ANI Photo)

Ganga surges, flowing above danger mark in Patna, further rise in level likely

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Bihar’s water resource development minister inspected the Ganga ghats in Patna as water level in the river rises.
Cleaning the Ganga is a gargantuan task requiring multiple authorities to coordinate between states and the Centre.(AP)
Cleaning the Ganga is a gargantuan task requiring multiple authorities to coordinate between states and the Centre.(AP)

New Ganga law will define cleanliness levels, make polluters pay

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 11:24 AM IST
A draft of the proposed law is currently being vetted by multiple authorities before it will be sent for the Cabinet’s approval
An aerial view of Kangan ghat submerged in flood water on the bank of river Ganga in Patna on Tuesday.(ANI)
An aerial view of Kangan ghat submerged in flood water on the bank of river Ganga in Patna on Tuesday.(ANI)

Ganga crosses danger mark in Bihar, minister seeks policy on silt management

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 09:38 PM IST
Heavy discharge in the Sone river in the range of 57,000-60,000 cusec from Indrapuri barrage at Dehri is fuelling the surge in the Ganga which is also being fed heavily from north Bihar rivers like Gandak, Burhi Gandak, Bagmati, Kosi and Mahananda.
A worker sweeps an area near a statue of Mahatma Gandhi inside the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra, an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, at Rajghat in New Delhi.(PTI)
A worker sweeps an area near a statue of Mahatma Gandhi inside the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra, an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, at Rajghat in New Delhi.(PTI)

4,242 cities, 92 Ganga towns and 1.87 crore citizens: All you need to know about Swachh Survekshan 2020

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 06:37 PM IST
All you need to know: Swachh Survekshan 2020 has been carried out and completed within a span of 28 days.
President Ram Nath Kovind will present the award to Jeetendra Prasad, the scholar.
President Ram Nath Kovind will present the award to Jeetendra Prasad, the scholar.

MNNIT scholar generates power from Ganga soil

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:09 PM IST
Using this technology, Prasad successfully charged a 12-volt battery, converted the generated current into AC with a voltage of 230 volts, and illuminated an electric bulb for nine hours.
Magsaysay award winner waterman Rajendra Singh during a seminar National Mission for Clean Ganga, organizing ‘Ganga Manthan- National Dialogue on Ganga’ at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(Hindustan Times)
Magsaysay award winner waterman Rajendra Singh during a seminar National Mission for Clean Ganga, organizing ‘Ganga Manthan- National Dialogue on Ganga’ at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(Hindustan Times)

Ganga activist on fast unto death in Haridwar gets support from Magsaysay awardee

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 05:36 PM IST
Observing a day-long fast at his residence in Alwar, Rajasthan; Singh, the waterman of India, urged the public to observe a similar non-violent protest to extend their support to the seer’s agitation.
The green panel slammed the Jal Nigam over non-functional sewage treatment plant at Narora and discharge of untreated sewage in a pond adjacent to the river.(File photo)
The green panel slammed the Jal Nigam over non-functional sewage treatment plant at Narora and discharge of untreated sewage in a pond adjacent to the river.(File photo)

Pollution in Ganga: NGT directs UP Jal Nigam to complete sewer work expeditiously

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 04:41 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal has directed UP Jal Nigam to expeditiously complete the work of sewer connectivity to households at Narora town in Bulandshahr district to ensure that no untreated water is discharged into the Ganga.
An aerial view of a flood-affected area in Darbhanga district of Bihar on Sunday.(PTI)
An aerial view of a flood-affected area in Darbhanga district of Bihar on Sunday.(PTI)

Assam flood toll crosses 100; Ganga breaches the danger mark in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna/Guwahati | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 08:45 AM IST
Besides deaths due to drowning, 26 more people have died across the state since May due to landslides caused by heavy rain, as per ASDMA.
Police said a rescue operation is on to trace the deceased identified as Kadir (22), who was a native of Sikraudha village in Bhagwanpur block of Haridwar district.(HT Photo (Representative Image))
Police said a rescue operation is on to trace the deceased identified as Kadir (22), who was a native of Sikraudha village in Bhagwanpur block of Haridwar district.(HT Photo (Representative Image))

Uttarakhand man gets washed away while taking selfie in Ganga canal

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 07:17 PM IST
The youth were on a pilgrimage to Kaliyar area in Haridwar district and were on a sightseeing of the Ganga canal, when the mishap took place.
Pollution in Ganga in Haridwar before the lockdown.(HT Photo)
Pollution in Ganga in Haridwar before the lockdown.(HT Photo)

Environment, man-animal conflict: Unlock 1 poses challenge for Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 12:48 PM IST
Uttarakhand annually attracts over 3.5 crore tourists and pilgrims.
Migrant labourers have been involved in tragedies including accidents during the lockdown leading to loss of lives(HT Photo/Ajay Agarwal/Representative use)
Migrant labourers have been involved in tragedies including accidents during the lockdown leading to loss of lives(HT Photo/Ajay Agarwal/Representative use)

Migrants fall from Ganga bridge in Amroha, one dead, another injured

Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Migrant workers have been trying to cross Ganga river to enter Uttar Pradesh
A view of dark clouds hover in the sky at the bank of Ganga river in Patna, Bihar on Tuesday, May 5,2020.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A view of dark clouds hover in the sky at the bank of Ganga river in Patna, Bihar on Tuesday, May 5,2020.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Need more data: ICMR on proposed study of Ganga water for treating Covid-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Dr Y K Gupta, who is chairing the committee for Evaluation of Research Proposals at ICMR, said the evidence and data available at the moment is not strong enough to start the clinical studies .
A deserted view of Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna where thousands of Hindu believers gather to take a holy dip daily, is seen isolated amid growing concerns of coronavirus in Prayagraj, India.(AP)
A deserted view of Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna where thousands of Hindu believers gather to take a holy dip daily, is seen isolated amid growing concerns of coronavirus in Prayagraj, India.(AP)

Covid-19 lockdown: Pollution in Ganga declines as factories in UP, Uttarakhand remain shut

Hindustan Times, Varanasi/Dehradun | By Sudhir Kumar and Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 03:50 PM IST
A study of Ganga water samples collected on March 24, before the lockdown was imposed, and those collected on April 20 showed pollution had decreased by 25% to 30%.
More than 80% of the pollution in the Ganga is contributed by domestic sewage from surrounding towns and villages and the rest by industrial effluents, according to the National Mission for Clean Ganga.(File photo)
More than 80% of the pollution in the Ganga is contributed by domestic sewage from surrounding towns and villages and the rest by industrial effluents, according to the National Mission for Clean Ganga.(File photo)

Ganga water fit to drink at many stretches: CPCB

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 10:08 AM IST
This will change on Monday when several sectors start reopening gradually. Water quality experts said the lesson from the lockdown is to strictly ensure industries meet effluent discharge standards.
Earthen pots filled with the ashes of the deceased hang on a tree at the cremation ground in Chandigarh’s Sector 25, as no more lockers are available to store them.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Earthen pots filled with the ashes of the deceased hang on a tree at the cremation ground in Chandigarh’s Sector 25, as no more lockers are available to store them.(Keshav Singh/HT)

In absence of lockers, urns hang from trees at Chandigarh cremation ground

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 08:27 AM IST
Several people have requested the administration to issue special passes so they could immerse the ashes in the Ganges at Haridwar
The woman was reportedly upset after a fight with her husband over money to run the house.(ANI Photo/Representative)
The woman was reportedly upset after a fight with her husband over money to run the house.(ANI Photo/Representative)

UP woman throws her 5 kids into river, jumps in. Then she changes her mind

Hinustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 01:16 PM IST
Divers were engaged to find the children, but they couldn’t be found
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