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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.
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NGT fumes as state officers skip meet on river pollution

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gagandeep Jassowal
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Directs chief secretary to take action, fixes April 22 as the next date of hearing
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Jalandhar MC passes proposal to hike councillors’ allowances

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2019 01:23 AM IST
Allowances raised from 15,000 to 50,000 per month; also approves 30,000 pension to former councillors
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Contain river pollution effectively or face music: NGT panel to PPCB

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2019 11:19 PM IST
Fixing the next meeting on December 11, the chairperson also directed officials concerned to complete the tasks given to them in a time-bound manner.
The task force will also submit regular reports to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).(HT Photo)
The task force will also submit regular reports to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).(HT Photo)

State govt forms task force to reduce river pollution in city

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 03:01 AM IST
According to instruction of the state government, the ‘Social Environment Surveillance Taskforce’ should prepare an action plan and work on its implementation in a time-bound manner.
Volunteers collecting plastic from Mithi river at Mahim Causeway, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, 5 June, 2019.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)
Volunteers collecting plastic from Mithi river at Mahim Causeway, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, 5 June, 2019.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

Mithi was Maharashtra’s most polluted river in 2018

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 10:13 AM IST
A study has found levels of faecal coliform content (indication of human and animal excreta) and biochemical oxygen demand (oxygen levels for aquatic life to survive ) of the Mithi river were above the safe limit.
Jojari flows from the north-east to south-west, 83 km from the hills near Pondlu village in Nagaur.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Jojari flows from the north-east to south-west, 83 km from the hills near Pondlu village in Nagaur.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Industrial effluents choke Jojari

Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Dinesh Bothra
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Textile and steel rerolling units operating in the Jodhpur industrial area have been releasing untreated polluted water into the Jojari river for the last several years.
An NGT bench headed by Chairperson, Adarsh Kumar Goel specified 36 meeting dates with 36 chief secretaries between March to May 2019.(AFP)
An NGT bench headed by Chairperson, Adarsh Kumar Goel specified 36 meeting dates with 36 chief secretaries between March to May 2019.(AFP)

Green tribunal summons chief secretaries of all states, UTs, seeks report on pollution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 12:08 AM IST
In a first, NGT has clubbed several significant environmental issues which were being heard separately by the Tribunal like air pollution, river water pollution, illegal sand mining, polluted industrial cluster and solid waste management and directed chief secretaries of all states to review the progress on dealing with these issues.
A Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report of 2015, reported in the Centre of Science and Environment’s State of India’s Environment 2018 report, brought out the fact that 61,948 million litres of urban sewage is generated on a daily basis in India. But the cities have an installed sewage treatment capacity of only 38% of this.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
A Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report of 2015, reported in the Centre of Science and Environment’s State of India’s Environment 2018 report, brought out the fact that 61,948 million litres of urban sewage is generated on a daily basis in India. But the cities have an installed sewage treatment capacity of only 38% of this.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

The new CPCB report on river pollution does not reveal the true picture

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 07:33 AM IST
The number of polluted stretches in India’s rivers has increased to 351 from 302 two years ago, and the number of critically polluted stretches — where water quality indicators are the poorest — has gone up to 45 from 34 in 28 states and six Union Territories
The NGO also alleged that indiscriminate chopping of trees like deodar, pine etc. was being undertaken for the highway project and the exact number of axed trees was not available as forest clearances have been applied for in segments by the project proponent.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The NGO also alleged that indiscriminate chopping of trees like deodar, pine etc. was being undertaken for the highway project and the exact number of axed trees was not available as forest clearances have been applied for in segments by the project proponent.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

NGT notice to Centre, Uttarakhand on plea seeking muck disposal plan for Chardham project

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 03:59 PM IST
In its plea, the NGO contended that the debris, generated during construction of road under the Chardham project along NH 108, was being directly thrown along the slopes next to the road which slides down directly into the river.
Sarang Yadwadkar(left) and Anu Aga.(SANKET WANKHADE)
Sarang Yadwadkar(left) and Anu Aga.(SANKET WANKHADE)

#puneonmymind Anu Aga & Sarang Yadwadkar: River pollution should be our priority, not river beautification

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Anu Aga and Sarang Yadwadkar
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 03:30 PM IST
Pune on my mind: Ideas for change - Part 3
Chief minister felicitating prominent citizens spearheading the Ganga Haritma Abhiyan.(HT Photo)
Chief minister felicitating prominent citizens spearheading the Ganga Haritma Abhiyan.(HT Photo)

Ganga will be a polythene-free zone: Yogi

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2018 01:22 PM IST
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday reiterated that all drains will be stopped from discharging sewage into the Ganga from December 15 to ensure a pollution-free river.
The BMC has already sent notices to 25 cowsheds asking them to relocate.(HT File Photo)
The BMC has already sent notices to 25 cowsheds asking them to relocate.(HT File Photo)

Mumbai civic body plans to clear cowsheds from Dahisar river bank and reduce water pollution

HIndustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 03:10 PM IST
The BMC has also asked washermen who use the dhobi ghat on the banks to set up a sewage treatment plant so that untreated water does not flow into the river
Remnants of the Gayatri River during summer.(Gayatri Jayaraman/HT Photo)
Remnants of the Gayatri River during summer.(Gayatri Jayaraman/HT Photo)

Narmada River once had 7 sources of water feeding into it, now only one remains

Hindustan Times | By Gayatri Jayaraman
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 10:10 AM IST
Several factors, some of neglect and wilful destruction, have contributed to the drying out of Amarkantak - a town once lush with perennial rivers, streams, tributaries, wetlands, even swamps.
Mumbai’s Mithi river is among the most polluted rivers in the state.(HT File Photo)
Mumbai’s Mithi river is among the most polluted rivers in the state.(HT File Photo)

Maharashtra has maximum cities, towns in India located along polluted river stretches

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 02:30 PM IST
Union environment ministry shared details in Rajya Sabha last week; 161 of state’s cities and towns located along polluted river stretches
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