Articles about National Mission for Clean Ganga

Ganga should have health warning like cigarette packs, NGT opines

28 Jul 2018

India
Ganga should have health warning like cigarette packs, NGT opines

Expressing concern over the quality of Ganga water, the National Green Tribunal has asked why the river can't have health warnings like the ones on cigarette packs.

NGT anguished over Ganga's condition; says water unfit for use

27 Jul 2018

India
NGT anguished over Ganga's condition; says water unfit for use

The National Green Tribunal today said the water of the Ganga river, between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, was unfit for drinking and bathing and expressed anguish over the situation of the river.

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.

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.

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.

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.