Articles about Namami Gange

Shah promises to put Gangasagar on international tourist map

18 Feb 2021

India
Shah promises to put Gangasagar on international tourist map

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that he has full faith that the BJP will form a government in West Bengal after the upcoming assembly polls and when it does, the Gangasagar Mela will be made part of the international tourist circuit.

#LokSabhaElections: These candidates will contest against PM Modi in Varanasi

13 Apr 2019

Politics
#LokSabhaElections: These candidates will contest against PM Modi in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a re-election from Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh and the seat will naturally be closely watched.

Weeks after appointment, Priyanka gets into campaign-mode with boat ride

17 Mar 2019

Politics
Weeks after appointment, Priyanka gets into campaign-mode with boat ride

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the in-charge of Congress for UP East, will take a boat ride from Prayagraj on Monday, the party has confirmed.

BJP to use funds from #NaMoMerchandise sale for cleaning Ganga

04 Mar 2019

India
BJP to use funds from #NaMoMerchandise sale for cleaning Ganga

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP chief Amit Shah launched a fleet of NaMo Rath -NaMo (Narendra Modi) merchandise stores on wheels- at the party headquarters in Delhi.

PM Modi takes dip at Kumbh; washes sanitation workers' feet

24 Feb 2019

India
PM Modi takes dip at Kumbh; washes sanitation workers' feet

After launching the Rs. 75,000cr PM-KISAN scheme in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi, on Sunday afternoon, headed to Prayagraj and took a holy dip in the river Ganges and offered his prayers at the Sangam during the ongoing Kumbh Mela

PM's gifts go under hammer to fund 'Namami Gange' project

29 Jan 2019

India
PM's gifts go under hammer to fund 'Namami Gange' project

The auctioning of the gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from heads of state and dignitaries over the years began yesterday at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.

After PM Modi's 2019 interview, Congress asks unanswered questions

02 Jan 2019

Politics
After PM Modi's 2019 interview, Congress asks unanswered questions

Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his first interview of the year to ANI on Tuesday, Congress held a press conference and asked unanswered questions.

In Varanasi, Modi raps previous governments for not cleaning Ganga

30 Dec 2018

Politics
In Varanasi, Modi raps previous governments for not cleaning Ganga

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at previous governments for not cleaning river Ganga and noted not money but clean intentions were needed to achieve it.

#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam

22 Oct 2018

India
#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam

The UPSC Civil Services exam is one of the toughest in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are vital to crack it.

Kumbh Mela: UP to build roads, name them after Vajpayee

19 Sep 2018

India
Kumbh Mela: UP to build roads, name them after Vajpayee

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has said every urban local body in UP will develop an attractive road that will be named as the "Atal Gaurav Path" after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

River Ganga will be completely clean by March 2020: Gadkari

30 Aug 2018

India
River Ganga will be completely clean by March 2020: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari expressed hope today that the Ganga river will become completely clean by 2020 considering the pace at which its rejuvenation program was going.

Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT

19 Jul 2018

India
Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT

The NGT today expressed dissatisfaction over the cleaning up of Ganga and said the situation was extraordinarily bad and hardly anything effective has been done to clean the river.

Congress takes a dig at Centre on April Fool's Day

02 Apr 2018

Politics
Congress takes a dig at Centre on April Fool's Day

The Congress on Sunday used the April Fool's Day to mock PM Narendra Modi and his government over their alleged failures in creating jobs and rein in corruption as the party marked the occasion as "Jumla Day".

Ganga Cleaning Drive: Over Rs. 3,600cr in last 3 years

15 Mar 2018

India
Ganga Cleaning Drive: Over Rs. 3,600cr in last 3 years

The Minister of State for Water Resources Satyapal Singh informed the Lok Sabha that the government has released Rs. 3,633 crore between 2014-15 and 2016-17 for cleaning the Ganga river and beautifying its ghats.

After 32 years of cleaning, how dirty is Ganga today?

05 Feb 2018

India
After 32 years of cleaning, how dirty is Ganga today?

Contradicting reports of visible filth and pollution, the National Mission for Clean Ganga's (NMCG) recent data suggests that the holy river might be cleaner today than it was 32 years ago, when the government first launched projects to revive it.

NGT bans plastic around Ganga again, imposes Rs. 5,000 fine

15 Dec 2017

India
NGT bans plastic around Ganga again, imposes Rs. 5,000 fine

The NGT has imposed a blanket ban on plastic items including bags and cutlery in towns located along the Ganga.

UK-based Indian-origin businessmen commit Rs. 500cr for Gadkari's Ganga Mission

01 Dec 2017

Politics
UK-based Indian-origin businessmen commit Rs. 500cr for Gadkari's Ganga Mission

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently approached investors in London seeking investment for the Clean Ganga Mission.

Dumping waste near Ganga? You can be fined Rs. 50,000

13 Jul 2017

India
Dumping waste near Ganga? You can be fined Rs. 50,000

The NGT has directed a penalty of Rs. 50,000 on those who dump waste within a 500m radius from the Ganga's boundaries.

SC stays order on declaring Ganga, Yamuna as 'living entity'

07 Jul 2017

India
SC stays order on declaring Ganga, Yamuna as 'living entity'

The Supreme Court stayed Uttarakhand High Court's order in declaring both River Ganga and Yamuna as living entities this Friday after the state government challenged the High Court's order.

Living entity: Rs. 100cr fine, 7-year jail for hurting Ganga

12 Jun 2017

India
Living entity: Rs. 100cr fine, 7-year jail for hurting Ganga

The draft on the new National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill 2017 recommends imprisonment of upto seven years and fines of upto Rs. 100cr for "offences" against the river, including blocking its flow, constructing unauthorized jetties, or quarrying the banks.

How well has the Modi government fared in 3 years?

26 May 2017

Politics
How well has the Modi government fared in 3 years?

The BJP government swept to power in 2014 projecting its PM face Modi as the embodiment of "acche din" that would soon arrive under BJP rule.

Parts of the Ganga not even fit for bathing: RTI

18 May 2017

India
Parts of the Ganga not even fit for bathing: RTI

Parts of the Ganga, the savior of sinners, are not even fit for bathing, an RTI response has found.

Uttarakhand: SC stays HC order banning mining in Ganga

06 May 2017

India
Uttarakhand: SC stays HC order banning mining in Ganga

The SC has stayed a December'16 Nainital HC order banning all types of mining in the Ganga in Uttarakhand.

Namami Gange Programme: Is there any hope for this project?

26 Apr 2017

India
Namami Gange Programme: Is there any hope for this project?

The Namami Gange Programme was launched by the newly formed BJP government in 2014, in furtherance of PM Modi's vow to save Ganga ahead of his election.

European Union, India strengthen ties; Vow to jointly fight terror

23 Apr 2017

World
European Union, India strengthen ties; Vow to jointly fight terror

The European Union and India have agreed to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation besides expanding engagement in a wide range of areas including trade, energy, environment, and maritime security.

Govt plans Ganga Volunteer Force with retired security-men

16 Apr 2017

India
Govt plans Ganga Volunteer Force with retired security-men

The government is planning a Ganga Volunteer Force with retired servicemen, including former IPS officers, army and paramilitary personnel, and police.

Namami Gange: IIT Roorkee joins, to crowdsource Rs. 50 lakh

25 Mar 2017

India
Namami Gange: IIT Roorkee joins, to crowdsource Rs. 50 lakh

IIT Roorkee has decided to crowdsource Rs. 50 lakh in a year for the institute's Mission Save Ganga.

Ganges is now a living entity: Uttarakhand HC

20 Mar 2017

India
Ganges is now a living entity: Uttarakhand HC

In March, the Uttarakhand High Court had declared that the river Ganges is a living entity.

NGT slams government agencies for unclean Ganga

07 Feb 2017

India
NGT slams government agencies for unclean Ganga

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday observed that "not a single drop of river Ganga has been cleaned."

Modi Government launches 'Namami Gange' programme

08 Jul 2016

India
Modi Government launches 'Namami Gange' programme

The Central government on 7th July, 2016, inaugurated the Namami Gange programme, nearly two years after it was announced.

Centre launches 9 steps to clean Ganga

10 May 2016

India
Centre launches 9 steps to clean Ganga

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti launched a series of initiatives to check pollution in the Ganga and improve sanitation practices among villagers staying along its banks in Jharkhand.

India, Germany to collaborate in Ganga cleaning

14 Apr 2016

India
India, Germany to collaborate in Ganga cleaning

India signed an agreement with German agency for International Cooperation for the rejuvenation of the Ganga river.