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More news on Ganga River
Government to ensure higher e-flow in Ganga
NEW DELHIL, July 26, 2015: The government on July 23 said the ministries of water resources,
environment and power are in discussions to ensure uninterrupted higher e-flow from any hydro-power projects such that
river Ganga neither gets fragmented nor loses its character throughout its length.
Replying to a question in Lok Sabha , Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said, e-flow is the quantum of water that must uninterruptedly flow in the river in all the seasons, required for the
river to perform all its ecological functions including sustenance of fauna.
"The dams constructed earlier on the tributaries of the Ganga river and
on the main stem of the Ganga river for irrigation and hydro power projects have either not kept provision for e-flow or e-flow quantity was very small," he added.
Polluting the Ganga river should be made a criminal offence
DEHRADUN, July 16, 2015: Concerned over the rising pollution in Ganga, seers participating in a Namami Gange seminar in the city said that only the
fear of punishment can deter people from polluting the river.
Motivating sadhus to take the lead in the endeavour, Aadi Guru Shankaracharya Shri Rajrajeshwaranand, a prominent sadhu, said they
would propose to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make a provision in the Constitution so that action under Section 307 can be taken against the
mathadish (chief monk) of ashrams from Rishikesh to Haridwar, whose sewer outlets open in the river.
"Polluting the river should be made a criminal offence and those responsible for it should be tried for 'killing the Ganga'. The river is
a life-giver and saver for not only human beings but also the entire ecology. A law should be framed and only this will dissuade people from polluting the river," he added.
Ganga cleaning mission gets Rs 20,000 crore boost
NEW DELHI, May 14, 2015: The government's efforts to clean and protect the Ganga on
May 13 got a big financial boost of Rs 20,000 crore which the Centre will spend to rejuvenate the national river in the next five years.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Na rendra Modi, approved
this fund for the government's flagship programme `Namami Gange' which was launched last year. The Rs 20,000 crore is in addition to Rs 2,037
crore which was sanctioned by the Modi government for Ganga rejuvenation in its first budget in July last year.
The approval of Rs 20,000 crore for this mission is a five-fold increase over the central expenditure on Ganga cleaning in the past 29 years. The
government had earlier incurred an expenditure of approximately Rs 4,000 crore on this task since 1986 when the then PM Rajiv Gandhi had launched the
`Ganga Action Plan' with an initial amount of Rs 462 crore.