Act Against Ganga Polluters: Pollution Control Board To 4 State Boards
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 7:55 PM
Taking strict-note of effluent and industrial waste being discharged into the Ganga-river, the CPCB has directed four state-pollution control boards to take action on units, including closing them, if they don't comply with environmental norms. In separate letters to the chairmen of the Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar-pollution control boards, the CPCB has directed them to process reports of inspections within 15-days.
Government's water schemes can see $100 billion capital expenditure: Report
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 8:21 AM
Flagship government-schemes to ensure water-supply to every household and farm and to ensure the cleansing of the Ganga river could see a potential capital expenditure of over $100 billion in the next five to 10-years, as per a report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The Namami Gange scheme for the cleansing of the north Indian river could see a further capex of $3-billion.
Ganga Will Be "100% Clean" By March Next Year: Nitin Gadkari
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 8:16 AM
The Ganga will be "100% clean" by March 2020, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said, and linked it to "good governance". "In just 10 percent work of the Rs.26,000 crore project currently underway, the Ganga has started getting cleaner. By March this year, 30-40 percent of the work will be completed and by March next year, Ganga will be 100 percent clean," he said.