RIVER POLLUTION

  • Congress, BJP stage walkout in UP assembly over river pollution June 26, 2014

    Congress and BJP members on Thursday staged a walkout in the Uttar Pradesh assembly on the issue of river pollution due to release of untreated effluents by factories. During the question hour, BJP member Satish Mahana raised the issue of river pollution due to effluents from factories wherein he sought to...
  • Sadhus say rivers too polluted, want land burial January 20, 2013

    Allahabad: Concerned over rising river pollution, sadhus of various orders are now seeking departure from tradition as they want adequate land to bury their dead instead of the practice of 'Jal Samadhi' (water burial) which has led to environmental concerns. Swami Hari Giri, who is a Mahamandaleshwar of prominent Juna Akhara,...
  • Keeping the Ganga clean: Turtles on the job May 4, 2012

    Varanasi: For thousands of years, people have been thronging the ghats of the ancient city of Varanasi to offer prayers. It is here that the circle of life and death is completed. Cruising down the river Ganga, one reaches the ancient city of Varanasi... and one NGO has shown that all...