Ganga, a sink of microplastics
A study by Toxics Link reveals that Ganga is heavily polluted by microplastics, the highest concentration being at Varanasi. Posted on 25 Jul, 2021 01:28 PM

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)
Cyclone Daye triggers widespread rain
News this week Posted on 25 Sep, 2018 06:02 PM

Cyclone causes rain in 18 states; floods, landslides reported in North India

Monsoon affects life in North India. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
TN suffers the worst north-east monsoon in 140 years
News this week Posted on 16 Jan, 2017 11:50 AM

Tamil Nadu declares drought

TN farmers in the midst of a crisis. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
2016 might show worse impacts of El Nino, predicts WMO
News this week Posted on 01 Dec, 2015 08:51 PM

2015 the warmest year since 1850: WMO

Annual average temperature map (Source: Robert A. Rohde via Wikimedia Commons)
Furious Jhelum claims 160 lives
News this week Posted on 08 Sep, 2014 06:19 PM

J&K reels under the worst flood in 60 years

Floods wreak havoc in Jammu & Kashmir
Coca Cola scraps plan to expand bottling plant at Varanasi
News this week Posted on 25 Aug, 2014 10:43 PM

Coca Cola to look for other options within state for plant

Coca Cola bottling plant (Source: S. Subramanium)
Ecologists don't buy new Ganga rejuvenation plan
There is no clear mandate for the new 'Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation' set up by the Modi government. Posted on 04 Jun, 2014 05:42 AM

True to the promises made during election campaigning, Narendra Modi, India's 15th Prime Minister announced measures to clean up the Ganga as soon as he assumed office. A new Ministry in charge of river issues has been created.

Ganga at Varanasi (Source: Patrick Barry)
Climate talks end in dispute
Policy matters this week: Climate change talks at Warsaw end up in dispute, a new division for the Himalayas and NHRC issues notice to the government on pollution in the Ganga. Posted on 01 Dec, 2013 03:30 PM

Money deals mar climate talks in Warsaw

Unfriendly climate at Warsaw Source: Wikipedia
Navigating National Waterway 1 or the Ganga, as we call it
Navigation on the Ganga - how was it in the past, what is the situation currently and what does the future hold? Posted on 17 May, 2013 10:05 AM

Spending a week on a cramped boat with five strangers may not sound like fun to many but it was a dream come true for me. When I found a note in my inbox that said ”I want to travel down part of the Ganga by boat. Would you know of anyone who is interested”? , I jumped at the chance and set off on an unforgettable journey with five others.

Vidya Ashram at Sarnath, Varanasi is looking for interns
Posted on 10 Nov, 2011 10:34 PM

Vidya Ashram

Vidhya Ashram aims to prepare the knowledge base for a mass politics necessary for a radical transformation of society, which realizes the ideal of equality.