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MV Ganga Vilas, world's longest river cruise, to cover 50 tourist spots

The tour of the cruise would be around 51 days, covering over 50 tourist spots including the World Heritage Sights, National Parks, river Ghats, and major cities like Patna, Sahibganj, Kolkata, Bangladesh's capital Dhaka and Guwahati.

The MV Ganga Vilas vessel is 62 meters in length and 12 meters in width and sails with a draft of 1.4 meters.(PIB)
The MV Ganga Vilas vessel is 62 meters in length and 12 meters in width and sails with a draft of 1.4 meters.(PIB)
Published on Jan 08, 2023 06:09 PM IST

UN ranks ‘Namami Gange’ among Top 10 World Restoration Flagship programmes

The award was received by G. Asok Kumar, the Director General of the Namami Gange project during a function at the 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) in Montreal, Canada on World Restoration Day on Wednesday.

An official statement said that the recognized initiatives, including Namami Gange, will now be eligible to receive UN support, funding or technical expertise.(HT File)
An official statement said that the recognized initiatives, including Namami Gange, will now be eligible to receive UN support, funding or technical expertise.(HT File)
Published on Dec 17, 2022 02:05 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

‘Ghat Par Yog’ organised in over 100 places in India on occasion of Yoga day

The ‘Ghat Par Yog’ events were organised at nearly 145 locations in Ganga main stem states, including Uttar Pradesh (60), Uttarakhand (30), Jharkhand (150, Bihar (36) and West Bengal (4).

Brijesh Pathak, deputy chief minister, Uttar Pradesh, participated in Yoga activities in Prayagraj, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Brijesh Pathak, deputy chief minister, Uttar Pradesh, participated in Yoga activities in Prayagraj, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 06:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Value the knowledge of the Ganga’s riverine communities for river’s development

The National Council of Applied Economic Research recently conducted a study, titled, Livelihood and Health Challenges of Riverine Communities of the River Ganga, in collaboration with the University of Chicago’s Tata Centre for Development to explore the social & economic engagement of the riverine communities on the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced the launch of the Namami Gange Clean-up programme with a budget of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20,000 crore during 2015–2020.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced the launch of the Namami Gange Clean-up programme with a budget of 20,000 crore during 2015–2020.(PTI)
Published on Mar 03, 2022 03:09 PM IST
ByNational Council of Applied Economic Research

National Mission for Clean Ganga gets registered in Guinness world records

Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat posted his message on the Ganga on Facebook, after which the Guinness activity was opened for the public at large.

The record was established on the first day of the Ganga Utsav -- the River Festival 2021 for the highest number of photos of handwritten notes uploaded on the social media platform in an hour.(HT/Picture for representation)
The record was established on the first day of the Ganga Utsav -- the River Festival 2021 for the highest number of photos of handwritten notes uploaded on the social media platform in an hour.(HT/Picture for representation)
Published on Nov 01, 2021 06:50 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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