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  • NMCG approves 12 projects worth Rs 929 crore under Namami Gange The National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved 12 projects worth Rs 929 crore under the Namami Gange programme. Under the project, two sewage treatment plants (STPs) have been sanctioned for Delhi for creating 340-MLD waste treatmen...
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  • Study shows half of Srinagar's water bodies have disappeared in the past centuryPer a study by Srinagar’s Directorate of Environment, Ecology and Remote Sensing, more than 50% of water bodies in and around Srinagar have disappeared during the past century. The State Water Mission has attributed th...
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  • MoEFCC can approve hydel projects in Uttarakhand, except in Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river basins: SCMuch to the relief of Uttarakhand Government, the Supreme Court has allowed the Environment Ministry to give a green nod to hydropower projects in the State. However, the ban on hydel projects in the Ala...
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  • States get a free hand towards the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Centre has given a free hand to states and municipalities in implementation of Swachh Bharat scheme in urban area. Along with this, the Government has also set an investment target of Rs 42,512 crore from the p...
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  • Pollution Control Board is a story of complete failure, frustration and disaster: SC The Supreme Court has reprimanded the Central and State Pollution Control Boards for failing to take action againt the 200 polluting industries operating along the Ganga's banks and has now transfered this reponsib...
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  • Government proposes new set of norms for hydel projects clearance The Environment Ministry has proposed a new set of norms for the environmental clearance of hydropower projects, in a bid to ensure that the clearance process do not affect the Ganga rejuvenation plan. The three conditions propo...
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  • Centre launches the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana The Prime Minister has launched the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), which aims to develop 2,379 villages across the nation into model villages in the next 5 years. These villages will undergo an integrated development in multiple areas like agr...
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  • SC committee rejects 23 of 24 hydel projects in UttarakhandThe SC committee has rejected the 23 hydropower projects out of the 24 proposed on the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers in Uttarakhand. The Committee has recommended closure of the projects as they are either proposed in Ecologically Sensitiv...
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  • Sikkim only state in the country with 100% sanitationAll 6,10,577 rural and urban families in Sikkim have latrines with high sanitation and hygiene standard. It's mandatory for gram sabhas in the state to take up sanitation at top priorityLand near Tehri reservoir sinkingAs many as 80 villages ...
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  •  After Phailin, Helen devastates Andhra coast Two back to back cyclones have destroyed the standing crop in Andhra Pradesh. Cyclone Helen, which hit the Machilipatnam coast in Krishna district on November 18, killed seven people and destroyed paddy worth Rs 5000 crore. As per initial estim...
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  • Following floods in Uttarakhand, an MLA in the state asks for a case of treason against Murli Manohar Joshi, who cleared Tehri dam for seismicity in 2001, for arresting flow in the Ganga
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  • The 130 km stretch from Gomukh to Uttarkashi was declared eco-zone by the Central government but state government opposed to the plan
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  • The Comptroller and Auditor General of India's warning of a severe disaster due to hydro power projects in Uttarakhand three years ago fell on deaf ears
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  • The Bhagirathi in its upper reaches, here seen near Dharali (Photo: Chicu Lokgariwar)The report is divided into the following sectionsPreambleObjective of the studyMethodologyObservations on rivers and Tehri reservoirSelf preservation capacity of river Bhagirathi, GangaEmission of green house gases ...
    chicuposted 7 years 4 months agoread more
  • This report presents the results based on climate change scenarios and identifies potential adaptation strategies. The study is part of the ‘Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems in the Himalayas’ (CCIFEH) project, a joint initiative of WWF-India and WWF-Nepal, supported by WWF-Netherl...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 8 years 3 months agoread more
  • Dr G.D. Agrawal’s tapasya, his third fast-unto-death, has finally achieved the desired result.  Since 2008, Dr Agrawal has been trying to persuade the Government of Uttarakhand and the Government of India that R. (Bhagirathi) Ganga must be allowed to flow in its natural state in the uppermost...
    iwpposted 9 years 1 month agoread more
  •  The state government of Uttarakhand promised immediate suspension of all works on the two projects Bhairoghati and Pala-Maneri in its letter of 19th June, 2008 and expressed its full commitment for conservation of River Bhagirathi in its natural form ‘from Gangotri to Uttarakashi’. However...
    iwpposted 10 years 2 months agoread more
  • It is with great disappointment that Raksha Sutra and Uttarakhand Nadi Bachao Andolan received the news from the report in Amar Ujala, Dehradun 27.02.09 that the Uttarakhand High Court has granted a stay to the Central Government Order suspending the work on the Loharinag , Pala (600 MW) hydroelectr...
    iwpposted 10 years 6 months agoread more
  • The 100-odd-kilometre stretch between Gaumukh, near the Gangotri glacier from where the Bhagirathi originates, and Uttarkashi used to present all the different moods of the Ganga, that is, until the run-of-river (ROR) Maneri Bhali Phase I hydroelectric project, with an installed capacity of 90 mega...
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  • Images of a dying river, handwritten Press releases & more: Images of a Struggle on Flickr Charging the Government of India with not keeping its solemn commitment to keep the River Bhagirathi alive in its pristine stretch from Gangotri to Uttarkashi, Dr. G.D. Agrawal has resumed his fast-unto-de...
    iwpposted 10 years 8 months agoread more

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NMCG approves 12 projects worth Rs 929 crore under Namami Gange

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Study shows half of Srinagar's water bodies have disappeared in the past century

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MoEFCC can approve hydel projects in Uttarakhand, except in Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river basins: SC

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States get a free hand towards the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

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Pollution Control Board is a story of complete failure, frustration and disaster: SC

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Government proposes new set of norms for hydel projects clearance

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Centre launches the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

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Policy matters this week: SC committee rejects 23 of 24 hydel projects in Uttarakhand; WB govt planning to amend Land Reform Act; HC orders Gujarat to properly implement the water project.

SC committee rejects 23 of 24 hydel projects in Uttarakhand

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Sikkim only state in the country with 100% sanitation

All 6,10,577 rural and urban families in Sikkim have latrines with high sanitation and hygiene standard. It's mandatory for gram sabhas in the state to take up sanitation at top priority

Land near Tehri reservoir sinking

News this week: Cyclone Helen devastates Andhra coast, built up area in the capital replaces green spaces and packaged water unit to come up near Sambhar lake.

 After Phailin, Helen devastates Andhra coast 

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