Pollution

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  • 18 Mar 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India plans to build 20 water recycling plants along the Ganges River in order to treat all sewage before it enters the water body, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari announced. He did not say how much the
  • 19 Jun 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal An international group of doctors is warning of a potential hepatitis E outbreak in Nepal during the country’s monsoon season, which typically begins in July. The disease is spread through contaminated water. The doctors, who signed and
  • 21 May 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government will spend $3.13 billion over the next five years to clean up the Ganges River. The funding was cleared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a meeting of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (Ganges) (NMCG). The
  • 13 May 2015- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUCKNOW, India The National Mission for Clean Ganga (Ganges) (NMCG) has launched a long-delayed $25 million USD project to build a sewage treatment plant at Ramana, in Uttar Pradesh state. The NMCG is the implementation wing of the government’s National
  • 6 May 2015- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A group of 13 UK-based humanitarian aid groups warned this week that there is a high risk that cholera, dysentery and other serious waterborne diseases will break out in Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating 7.8-magnitude quake that
  • 27 Mar 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Hundreds of protesters who gathered in New Delhi over the weekend demanding action to clean up the Yamuna River have dispersed, after senior government ministers assured them that the river’s pollution problems would be solved once its
  • 24 Mar 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Hundreds of activists and farmers marched to the Indian capital last week to demand a clean-up of the Yamuna River. The protesters started at a place called Kosi Kalan, in Uttar Pradesh state, on February 15th, and have traveled over 90
  • 17 Feb 2015- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on February 17th on the environmental consequences of six proposed hydropower projects in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. The high court had suspended the six projects--
  • 7 Nov 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with Dr. David Molden, Director General of the
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has asked India to withdraw its troops from Siachen, a disputed Himalayan glacier in the Jammu & Kashmir region on which both countries have built up a strong military presence over the past three decades.
  • 28 Jun 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DEHRADUN, India Torrential rains last week that caused the Ganges River to flood and create landslides in northern India’s Uttarakhand state washed away thousands of homes, with a death toll that could go well beyond the previously reported 1,000 people
  • Pakistan has raised objections with India over the planned construction of the 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydropower project in disputed Kashmir.
  • Unimpressed by the progress of projects to clean up the Yamuna River – on which some $930 million USD has been spent – India’s Supreme Court last week appointed a two-member expert committee to examine and report to the court on what has been achieved with regard to reducing river pollution.
  • 13 Dec 2010- 23:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Rapid melting of glaciers in the world's largest mountain ecosystems, accelerated by global warming, presents new challenges to attainment of water security for millions of people around the world. Scientists say glaciers are melting
  • Rapid melting of glaciers in the world's largest mountain ecosystems, accelerated by global warming, presents new challenges to attainment of water security for millions of people around the world.

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