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River experts miffed at being ignored on Ganga revival plan

River experts miffed at being ignored on Ganga revival plan

  Were river experts excluded from IIT consortium on the Ganga River Basin Management Plan? Rashme Sehgal reports. Why were India’s leading river experts including a group of high-profile river engineers excluded from the deliberations on how to revive the dying Ganga? Eight Indian Institutes of Technology were asked by former minister of environment Jairam Ramesh in 2010 to prepare a comprehensive Ganga River Basin Management Plan on how to revive the Ganga river system in terms of ..., 1 week ago

Govt mulling threefold hike in water cess

In consumption, industry comes second to agriculture, which uses 80% of the available water. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: The environment ministry is mulling a threefold increase in cess on water consumption in a bid to check excess use ...
 Livemint.com1 week ago

New Committee to Assess Hydro Projects on Ganga in Uttarakhand

NEW DELHI: The ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has formed an 11 member committee to assess the cumulative impact of hydroelectric projects (HEPs) in upper reaches of River Ganga in Uttarakhand which had come under scrutiny after the June ...
 New Indian Express2 weeks ago
Hindustan Times

Govt to launch river-linking project in December with Ken-Betwa link

Nearly 40 years after it was conceived, India will finally launch its ambitious river interlinking project in December to irrigate parched farmlands and generate power. The 30-link project would start with the linking of Ken and Betwa rivers to ...
 Hindustan Times2 weeks ago

Govt plans to connect ponds, water bodies to conserve water

The Relateds Waking up to the recent reports of drinking water crisis in various parts of the country, the Centre is planning to connect ponds and water bodies to conserve fresh water and augment drinking water capacity. The Water Resources ...
 India Today2 weeks ago

Why the future of environment looks so bleak

Prakash Javadekar’s one year as India’s minister of state (independent charge) of environment, forests and climate change has been an unmitigated disaster, says activist Himanshu Thakkar. Prakash Javadekar has just completed one year as India’s minister of state (independent charge) of environment, forests and climate change. How does one evaluate his performance in this one year? To start this assessment on a positive note, let me say at the outset that I was very surprised ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Environment ministry claims higher transparency, but activists still worried

Since the online process began in July 2014, more than 1,047 applications for terms of reference, 860 for environment clearances and 1,020 for forest clearances have been received and are being processed, said the ministry. Photo: AFP New Delhi: ...
 Livemint.com1 month ago

Dibang hydel project in Arunachal Pradesh cleared, despite huge ecological impact

Clearance for the country's largest capacity hydropower project comes in the backdrop of stiff local opposition and multiple rejections by the environment ministry's own expert committees A year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then ...
 DNA India1 month ago

India's misunderstood rivers

It's the time of the year when everyone starts talking about the heat—how hot it was today and what it's going to be like in the coming days. The forecast by the India Meteorological Department does not bring any comfort. Scientists are predicting ...
 Livemint.com1 month ago

Rescuing the Ganga and the country

If the Ganga manages a rebirth, so will the country, observes Subir Roy The strategy to clean up the Ganga is disarmingly simple and can be expressed in two sentences. One: don’t kill the river. Two: don’t dump waste (solid and liquid) in it. This needs keeping in mind to ensure success for Namami Gange, the official plan to clean up the sacred river, which has just been sanctioned Rs 20,000 crore of central funds to be spent over five years. Its one big plus is that official ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Subir Roy: Rescuing the Ganga and the country  Business Standard India1 month ago
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