Water Pollution

Water Pollution

National River Ganga Bill Planned To Be Introduced In The Monsoon Session Of the Parliament To Speed Up The River’s Rejuvenation Process

National River Ganga Bill to be introduced in monsoon session of Parliament
Ganga Clean-Up News
The National River Ganga Bill 2017 focusses on the river’s rejuvenation and proposes the imposition of hefty penalties for violating the river
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What Namami Gange Can Do That Earlier Ganga Clean-Up Plans Couldn’t

Namami Gange could be successful
Features Ganga Clean-Up
Both the phases of Ganga Action Plan, despite their mega budgets, saw limited success due to flawed planning and even more problematic executions
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Netherlands Extends Support To Improve The Condition Of Water Bodies In India

Netherlands Extends Support To Improve The Condition Of Water Bodies In India
News
Netherlands will help in enhancing water bodies in multiple ways including river basin management, reducing pollution in Ganga, improving the water quality, etc.
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It Will Take 10 Years To Clean Ganga: Uma Bharti

Uma Bharti
Ganga Clean-Up News
Armed with a budget of Rs 20,000 crore, the Namami Gange programme is committed to rejuvenate Ganga by tackling issues of pollution in the river
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From Water Saving Zones To Rs 100 Crore Fines, Here Are Some Of the Salient Features Of The Proposed National River Ganga Bill 2017

Ganga Bill
Features Ganga Clean-Up
A committee headed by (Retd.) Justice Giridhar Malviya began preparing the draft bill for the Ganga Act and submitted it to the Ministry of Water Resources recently
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Wetlands Become A Subject Of Studies At IIT Kharagpur and Indiana University Of Pennsylvania

Wetlands Become A Subject Of Studies At IIT Kharagpur and Indiana University Of Pennsylvania
News West Bengal
A joint team of IIT Kharagpur and Indiana University of Pennsylvania will study the wetlands of Kolkata which are shrinking in size
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Expert Panel To Review Draft Bill On Ganga Protection Bill

Expert Panel Assembled To Discuss Draft Bill On Ganga Protection
Ganga Clean-Up News
The expert panel formed by the government met for the first time to review the provisions of the draft National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill, 2017
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Centre Appointed Panel Recommends Strict Punishments For Hurting The Living Entity Ganga

Ganga
News
To curb the massive pollution in the water levels of the river Ganga, the Uttarakhand High Court in May 2017 had declared the river as a living entity
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Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson Presents Petition To UN For Ocean Protection

Richard Branson
News World Oceans Day 2017
Businessman and philanthropist Richard Branson presented a petition to the UN General Assembly, urging governments to protect at least 30 per cent oceans by 2030
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World Oceans Day: Save Our Oceans From Plastics Before It Is Too Late

Plastic pollution in oceans
World Oceans Day 2017
The current trend of plastic pollution in oceans will result in disposed plastic waste outweighing fishes by the year 2050
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Kolkata’s Natural Cleansing Wetlands Under Threat: Experts

Kolkata’s Natural Cleansing Wetlands Under Threat: Experts
News West Bengal
The West Bengal government plans to build a Rs 600-crore flyover which will hamper East Kolkata Wetlands
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A Distressing Situation: How Sanitation and Water Problems Are Degrading India’s Environment

Water-and-Sanitation-problems
World Environment Day 2017
Polluting waterbodies and unhealthy sanitation practices for long have had significant impact on India’s environment
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