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.
Ganga laden with high proportion of antibacterial agents: Study
NGT seeks report on constitution of Biodiversity Management Committees
Most of Etawah, a city on the banks of the Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh, has plenty of stories to share about their favourite leader Daddaji or Mulayam Singh Yadav, one of the former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh. The area bordering the ravines near Chambal, on the other hand, resounds with tales of dacoits like Phoolan Devi, Seema Parihar and Nirbhay Gujjar.
The use of wastewater for irrigation in agricultural lands is a common practice across the globe. But a study by Indian researchers has found that it can also affect the quality of soil and groundwater, and consequently, human health.
There is a severe crisis plaguing the rivers in India.
Centre gives nod to 170 eco- sensitive zones in the country
Bihar's government offices to soon become free of plastic bottles
Mahashtra scraps state's River Regulation Zone policy
Process of formation of Jajmau Area Water Partnership in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh – Problems and solutionsPosted on 13 Jan, 2013 12:01 PM
Industrial effluents and sewage water are being diverted to the river Ganga by the cities and towns through which it passes. Nestled on the banks of Ganga, Kanpur, a highly urbanized and industrial city is polluting it most. Apart from the Government of India’s recently constituted National Ganga River Basin Authority, civil societies and NGOs too are putting rigorous efforts to make Ganga pollution free. Though the city has several big and small industries, the leather industries located in Jajmau, the oldest part of the city add to the problem of pollution in the river to a large extent.