Page-5 of Ganges Current Affairs, GK & News

"My Ganga, My Dolphin"

In a collaborative effort World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India and the Uttar Pradesh forest department with the support of HSBC Bank will hold a 3-day programme "My Ganga, My Dolphin" to count the number of river dolphins in the Ganges River in and around Uttar Pradesh. The programme will also make people aware about ..

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Ganga authority meeting reached no conclusion on power project

No decision could be reached during the National Ganga River Basin Authority’s inter-Ministerial group meet on the disputative issue of the under-construction hydro-electric project on the Alaknanda at Srinagar in Uttarakhand. People campaigning against the construction of the project want the project to be stopped as they see it detrimental to river Ganga. There is also ..

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4000 year old Harappan civilization ruined due to the climate change: Study

As per a latest study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , the 4000 year old Harappan civilization ruined due to the climate change. The study reveals that decline in monsoon rains led to weakened river dynamics, and played a critical role both in the development and the collapse of ..

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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. ..

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Ganga pollution: High Court notice to UP Government

While hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) to make river Ganga pollution free,the Allahabad High Court issued notices to Principal Secretary of Urban Development of the State Government and the Director General of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam. Despite the repeated orders passed by the court, no action was taken to prevent direct flow of dirty ..

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Agroclimatic Regions in India

For resource development, the country has been broadly divided into fifteen agricultural regions based on agroclimatic features, particularly soil type, climate including temperature and rainfall and its variation and water resources availability as under: Western Himalayan division Eastern Himalayan division Lower Gangetic plain region Middle Gangetic plain region Upper Gangetic plain region Trans-Gangetic plain region ..

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