Government plans Rs 7000 Crore fund to clean Ganges
A fund of more than Rs 7000 crore is being considered by the Govt for the conservation and cleaning of river Ganga. The National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA), constituted for the purpose under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, is fully operational. The Centre had already sanctioned projects worth more than Rs 2,600 crore. Of these projects, Rs 1,342 crore had been earmarked for setting up of sewage treatment plants and other related works in Uttar Pradesh.
NGRBA in collaboration with the Central and State governments had to ensure that by year 2020, no untreated municipal sewage or industrial effluent flew into the river Ganga.
NHRC on Ganga river and Dead Bodies
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) recently came up with eleven recommendations to stop mas...
Top 5 Current Affairs Questions on La Perouse
India will be joining a French naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal this month. It is the first Frenc...
NGT directs States to Establish Nodal Agency to protect Water Bodies
The National Green Tribunal recently directed all the states and union territories to designate a no...
Wildlife Institute of India: High Biodiversity in 49% of Ganges
The Wildlife Institute of India recently released a survey on the Ganges river. According to the sur...
Ganga Utsav, 2020 begins
On November 2, 2020, the Ganga Utsav was begun virtually. The festival is to continue till November ...
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2012
Topics: Ecological restoration • Effluent • Environment of India • Ganges • India • Ministry of Water Resources • National Ganga River Basin Authority • Pollution of the Ganges • Rivers • Save Ganga Movement • Water in India
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