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  • 19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report DELHI Futurism In India, the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, which have historically been considered sacred flowing bodies of water, were ruled by the Supreme Court to be “legal persons.” This protected them from damage or pollution, making the penalties for
  • 19 Jun 2017- 06:05 by Local Press Report AMSTERDAM New Scientist Almost a quarter of the global population experiences significant decreases in water availability through human interventions on rivers, says Ted Veldkamp at Vrije University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Those interventions
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s National Green Tribunal has said it will not allow the federal government to spend “a penny more” on cleaning up a polluted stretch of the Ganges in northern India. In a ruling issued on Novemer 16th, the court said some $293
  • 16 May 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE In a forum at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore earlier this month, Kwanten Polytechnic University Professor Ross Pink offered his insights on key water issues in India and China, as well as other countries in Asia, and
  • 25 Apr 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian federal water ministry, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IITK), has established a new Center for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies that aims to provide guidance for clean-up efforts
  • 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
  • 29 Jan 2016- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India To address pollution of the Ganges, India’s federal Water Resources Ministry has asked the Prime Minister’s office to halt any new projects that will obstruct the natural flow of the river. Water diversion for agriculture, industry, and
  • 5 Nov 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s National Green Tribunal has banned industries in Uttarakhand state from dumping effluents into the Ganges River, effective October 27th. The court was hearing a case filed by Uttarakhand Environment Protection & Pollution
  • 25 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KANPUR, India The city of Kanpur, in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, is planning to build four new sewage treatment plants by 2016 to clean more of the wastewater thatis currently being discharged into the Ganges River. The plants at Sajari, Bingawan,
  • 12 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Indian Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti has asked state pollution control boards to take action against industrial units that are discharging effluents into the Ganges River. The nation&#039
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch this week criticized the World Bank for not doing enough to protect people who object to projects it funds against intimidation, threats and harassment by their governments.
  • 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
  • 3 Mar 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India In order to help fund to its major Ganges River clean-up program, the Indian government has promised to give a 100 percent tax deduction to those who contribute financially to the project. Presenting the annual budget for the new fiscal