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Ascribing Legal Rights to Rivers

Even rivers have legal status now. The trend was started with some rivers in the Victorian state of Australia. Later the Whanganui river in New Zealand and the Ganga and Yamuna also acquired the legal status. The order of the Uttarakhand High Court granting the legal status to rivers was subsequently stayed by the Supreme ..

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National Mission for Clean Ganga or Namami Gange which is India’s flagship programme,  was approved, with the ‘Public Water Agency of the Year’ award at the Global Water Summit held in London. National Mission for Clean Ganga was awarded this for its initiatives in the water sector which brings remarkable improvements in the lives of ..

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India’s flagship programme ‘Namami Gange’ wins 2019 Public Water Agency of Year at Global Water Summit

India’s flagship programme, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) (or Namami Gange) was awarded the distinction of “Public Water Agency of the Year” by Global Water Intelligence at the Global Water Summit (GWS) in London on April 9. The GWS was the major business conference for the water industry worldwide. The coveted awards recognize ..

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Germany sanctions Euro 120 million soft loan to India for National Clean Ganga Mission

Germany has sanctioned a soft loan of euro 120 million ( approx Rs. 990 crore) to India for National Clean Ganga Mission & to strengthen sewage water treatment infrastructure in Uttarakhand. The purpose of the project is to reduce the inflow of untreated waste water in River Ganga & to improve the water quality of ..

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Tajikistan to host high-level Conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028”

The high-level Conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028” will be held in Tajikistan from June 20, 2018. The two-day conference is being organized by the United Nations and Government of Tajikistan to discuss key water-related issues of sustainable development goals adopted by UN member countries. India will be represented by ..

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