Namami Gange Programme
18 Feb 2021
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.
29 Jan 2019
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.
30 Dec 2018
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.
30 Aug 2018
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.
19 Jul 2018
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.
05 Feb 2018
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.
15 Dec 2017
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.
01 Dec 2017
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.
13 Jul 2017
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.
26 May 2017
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.
18 May 2017
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.
06 May 2017
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.
26 Apr 2017
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.
16 Apr 2017
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.
25 Mar 2017
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.
07 Feb 2017
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."
08 Jul 2016
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.
10 May 2016
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.
14 Apr 2016
India, Germany to collaborate in Ganga cleaning
India signed an agreement with German agency for International Cooperation for the rejuvenation of the Ganga river.