''pavanah pavataamasmi ramah shastrabhritaamaham

jhashaanaam makarashchaasmi strotasaamasmi jhanavi` `

                                                                                                                                               Lord Krishna -Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 10, Verse 31


Meaning :- Among purifiers I am the wind; among warriors I am shree Rama; Among fishes I am shark; and among streams I am Gangas.

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The Government has to be cautious of its constitutional and statutory duty to provide clean environment and wholesome water in river Ganga

Feb
28

According to the Green Tribual the Ganga conservation 'is a case which requires performance of all the stake-holders of their duty and obligations'.The Government has to be cautious of its constitutional and statutory duty to provide clean environment and wholesome water in river Ganga. The industrial sector (tannery industry) should discharge its corporate social responsibility by discharging treated effluent and cause no pollution. The public authorities should run the CETP and other effluent treatment plants effectively and to their optimum capacity.

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India and its incredible pollution problem

Nov
28
Tourism suffers due to poor environmental conditions

According to Prof Stephen Hesse of  Law Faculty of Chuo University and associate director of Chuo International Center Indian is a unique tourist destination facing sever environmental challenges. According to him “Incredible India! is the Indian government’s marketing slogan to attract tourism. And I agree. India is truly incredible in countless ways, both captivating and heartbreaking. India is truly incredible……But new visitors to India’s cities probably won’t notice the captivating diversity at first, if at all.

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There is lack of a long-term vision to clean the river Ganga - Supreme Court

Nov
01

The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the Centre for its lack of a long-term vision to clean the river Ganga. Expressing his anguish Justice Thakur said: “If the discharge of industrial pollutants into the river was stopped, 30 per cent of the Ganga would be clean. Corruption was stalling the clean Ganga project and heads must roll for this. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), a statutory body which is to take effective steps, is not in a position to stop the polluting units from discharging effluents into the river.

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A River about to Die : Yamuna

Aug
24
An image to protect against Yamuna Pollution

According to a study conducted by Anil Kumar Misra (2010) , the Yamuna ( The largest tributary of the Ganga) is one of the most polluted rivers of the India. It originates from Yamunotri glaciers in the lower Himalayas at an elevation of approximately 6387 meters. The barrages formed on the river are playing a major role in escalating the river pollution. River can be divided into five segments on the bases of hydro-logical and ecological conditions. Water quality of only one segment (Himalayan segment) meets the river water quality standards.

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Ganges in Hinduism

Aug
21

In Hinduism, the river Ganges is considered sacred and is personified as a goddess known as Ganga. It is worshipped by Hindus who believe that bathing in the river causes the remission of sins and facilitates Moksha (liberation from the cycle of life and death). Pilgrims travel long distances to immerse the ashes of their kin in the precious water of the Ganges, bringing their spirits closer to moksha.

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Beware of the hills.

Aug
21

Frequency of landslides in India is indeed increasing.
 

By

Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi

Geologist.

 

Malin, the village in Pune district that was flattened by a landslide few days back claiming more than 130 lives, has brought the focus back on the management –or mismanagement – of the vulnerable hills of India especially Western Ghats, Himalayas and North Eastern states.

 

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REPORT ON UTILISATION OF FUNDS AND ASSETS CREATED THROUGH GANGA ACTION PLAN IN STATES UNDER GAP -2009

Jul
31
Ganga pollution , Ganga Action Plan

The cleaning ( conserving) of the Ganga will ultimately depend on our ability to learn from the past expereinces in this endeavour. Simply a technical plan will not be sufficient.

In 2009 A Report was Prepared for the Supreme Court by Member (Water Resources) Planning Commission and it recommended following...... 

1.The idea of measuring not only BOD but also FC count and aquatic life as measurement of pollution abatement should be explored and the CPCB and SPCBs should work in developing their capacities for such measurement of parameters. 

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Government of India encourages Public Participation in Ganga Conservation

Jul
09
Gangamanthan encourages people to clean Ganga

The conservation of the Ganga River is again becoming a hot issue in India. It dominated the political discussions before last general elections and even after the election it is one of the most burning issues. This sacred river of India is facing tremendous pollution pressure and task to restore its ecological well being is Herculean one. One of the most welcoming steps of the newly formed government is the effort to include masses in the cleaning of the river.

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Sand mining is going to be new battleground.

Jul
04

Illegal and indiscriminate river sand mining is going to cause a large number of environmental and social problems in World.

 

By

Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi

Geologist.

 

Illegal sand mining is a scourge in states across India. The latest battle in Gautum Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, where sub divisional magistrate (SDM) was suspended from service, has served to highlight the plight of rivers ravaged.

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Management of Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna System for sustainable development of region

Jun
02
The Ganges in Indian context is a tale of love,devotion,emotions and Sacrifice

In this article written by an eminent scientist (A K Biswas) challanges in Management of Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna System are discussed. This system is accomodating a sizable portion of Human population. According to author 'The framework for sustainable development of the GBM region can be based on a ision of poverty eradication and sustained improvement in the living conditions of the millions of its inhabitants (Biswas et al. 2004). The world’s largest concentration of economic misery is to be found in this region.

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Ganga facts

The ganga is a life supporting system and it's well being will determine quality of life of millions of people living along places along its bank. The conflicting intersts of modern society is responsible for its pollution and other ecological problems.The Ganges provides countless benifits to us ranging from food to salvation. It is duty of everyone of protect this National  river of India.

Well being of the Ganga is an absolute indicator of environmental well being of India.