Namami Gange Programme

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

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.

In Varanasi, Modi raps previous governments for not cleaning Ganga

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.

River Ganga will be completely clean by March 2020: Gadkari

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

How well has the Modi government fared in 3 years?

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.

Parts of the Ganga not even fit for bathing: RTI

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.

Uttarakhand: SC stays HC order banning mining in Ganga

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.

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

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.

Govt plans Ganga Volunteer Force with retired security-men

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.

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

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.

NGT slams government agencies for unclean 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."

Modi Government launches 'Namami Gange' programme

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.

Centre launches 9 steps to clean Ganga

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.

India, Germany to collaborate in Ganga cleaning

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.