Ganga, a sink of microplastics
A study by Toxics Link reveals that Ganga is heavily polluted by microplastics, the highest concentration being at Varanasi. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 1 week ago

A new study by the Delhi-based environment NGO Toxics Link reveals the presence of microplastics in all samples collected from the river at Haridwar, Kanpur and Varanasi.

Cleaning efforts on the Ganga has so far focussed on focussed on creating sewage treatment capacities in the major urban centres along the river. (Image: Richard IJzermans, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Assessing waste in Ganga cities
A new report on a baseline assessment of waste in Haridwar and Rishikesh, two major Ganga cities in Uttarakhand tries to characterize solid and plastic waste Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iF

There is a need to develop a robust methodology for inventorizing waste (Image:  Prylarer, Pixabay)
Centre provides relief fund to drought and flood-hit states
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 10 months ago

Relief assistance to drought-hit Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and flood-hit West Bengal

Drought affected area in Karnataka (Source: Pushkarv via Wikipedia)
Regional training workshop on factoring environmental flows into integrated water resources management,NIE, SaciWATERs, CIFRI, December 6-11, 2012, Haridwar - Apply by November 15, 2012
sucheethra posted 9 years 2 months ago

Organizers: National Institute of Ecology (NIE), SaciWATERs, The Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI)

Venue: Gurukul Kangri University,
               Haridwar (Uttarakhand)


The goal of the proposed Training Course is to educate the water resource managers (both researchers and practitioners) about the importance of environmental flows in the broader framework of aquatic ecosystem goods and services, and the approaches and methods for EF assessments.
The specific objective of the training workshop is to bring together researchers in the field of river ecosystems and the water resource managers (from different disciplines) for intensive interaction on all scientific, socio-economic, policy and institutional issues concerning environmental flow and to discuss
the requirements for assessment and implementation of the EF in water resource management projects. Another objective is to develop an outline of the course material on the subject that is appropriate for the region. The training course will include interactive discussion besides a series of lectures. Resource material will be provided.

Anshan by Dr G D Agarwal at Matri Sadan, Haridwar
rajshekar posted 11 years 4 months ago

Forwarded to the Portal by Dr.Vijay Verma

You are well aware that Dr. G D Agarwal aged 79 years Scientist, Environmentalist, Bureaucrat and Saint is on fast unto death from 20th July 2010 at Matri Sadan, Haridwar. His fragile age will not permit to endure long days of fast. It seems we are waiting for his demise.

National River Ganga Basin Authority (NRGBA) is formed to fool people of India as this is happening since Independence.

Adsorption of zinc in bed sediments of river Ganga - A research report by National Institute of Hydrology
The study attempts to determine the adsorption characteristics of bed sediments of rivers for the control of metal pollution in River Ganga at Haridwar. rajshekar posted 11 years 5 months ago

The study attempts to determine the adsorption characteristics of bed sediments of rivers for the control of metal pollution. In particular, it looks at adsorption of zinc ions on bed sediments for the river Ganga at Hardwar. In the natural conditions of river water, suspended loads and sediments have an important function of buffering higher metal concentrations of water, particularly by adsorption or precipitation. 

Ganga pollution unabated in Haridwar- Study by PSI
Water quality deteriorates as discharge and effluents continuously pour into the Ganga at Haridwar iwp posted 11 years 10 months ago

A recent study monitoring water quality of river Ganga in Hardwar shows that it does not meet the standards for outdoor bathing set by the Central Pollution Control Board. This is primarily due to the continuing discharge of untreated wastewater and effluents from various drains directly into the river. The outfall from the sewage treatment plant (STP) at Jagjeetpur alone releases about 129 million litres daily (MLD) into the Ganga with a fecal coliform concentration of about 34 million/100ml!

Scientists from People’s Science Institute (PSI) took samples from 10 drains falling into river Ganga at different locations in Hardwar on January 2nd and 3rd, 2010 along with samples of the river water at 3 locations.

Multi criteria analysis using GIS for groundwater resource evaluation for Rawasen and Pili watershed in Uttar Pradesh - a paper in GIS development
Groundwater evaluation of Rawasen and Pili watersheds are carried out through the study using remote sensing, geographical information system (GIS) and multi-criteria analysis of decision support rajshekar posted 12 years 6 months ago

In this study on the