Free Press Journal
  • Defence, water management, agri on PM’s Israel agenda

    New Delhi : Defence, agriculture and water management are among the various areas of cooperation that will come up for discussion when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Israel, the first prime ministerial visit from India to that country, a senior official said on Thursday.

  • Ganga will be completely cleaned in 10 years: Uma Bharti

    Uttar Pradesh:  Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti has said the Ganga River would be completely clean in 10 years, adding that a proper framework has been chalked out and is being carried out in a phased manner.

  • Indore: ‘Namami Gange’ to fight global warming

    Agar Malwa: The BJP held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming programme Namami Gange, National Mission for Clean Ganga which aims to fight the issue of global warming. More than a thousand BJP members are expected to be part of this cleanliness programme which will be held in Agar Malwa. FPns

  • 11-yr-old to swim 550 kms in Ganga

    Kanpur : With a message of ‘clean Ganga’, an 11-year-old girl has taken up an uphill task of swimming across the mighty river to cover a distance of 550 km from Massacre Ghat in Kanpur to Varanasi in just 10 days. Shraddha Shukla, a Class IX student, dreams of representing India in swimming in the next Olympics. The Kanpur girl also wants to make people aware about the clean Ganga initiative. “She

  • Meghalaya Rivers

    Give respite to our rivers, let them flow freely

    The Chief Justice of India recently visited Allahabad and offered worship at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. The priest asked the Chief Justice to give clean and free-flowing Ganga towards payment of his fees. The “clean” and “free-flowing” aspects of the river are interconnected. One cannot get clean river without ensuring free flow. But we are trying to clean the Ganga and also obstruct her flows. This will not

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    Ganga cleaning project ‘very ambitious’: CJI

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Tirath Singh Thakur on Sunday described as “very ambitious” the Narendra Modi government’s project to clean Ganga and assured that the judiciary would be supportive and not an impediment to it.

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    NGT voices concern over execution of Clean Ganga project

    New Delhi: In a clear disapproval of the pace at which the clean Ganga project is being executed, the National Green Tribunal today wondered why any deficiency should be there when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described it as a paramount national project. The tribunal said time has come for it to issue appropriate directions in connection with cleaning of the river, environment and public health.

  • Germany proposes to clean part of River Ganga

    Berlin: Keen to be part of ‘Clean Ganga’ initiative, Germany has offered to rejuvenate a segment of the river in Uttarakhand by using technology it had employed to clean the Rhine, considered one of the most important waterways in Europe.

  • Ganga rejuvenation cannot be modelled on foreign rivers:Bharti

    New Delhi: Despite getting several international offers, rejuvenation of Ganga cannot be modelled on foreign rivers as the river has cultural and religious significance, Water Minister Uma Bharti said today. She pointed out that crores of people take a dip in the river while there were several persons who ran small businesses along its banks and said these people have a major role in the Clean Ganga Mission.

  • Clean Ganga Campaign

    Spot Analysis: Ganga Clean-up Plan Needs Seriousness

    The Supreme Court has rightly questioned the Union Government about its seriousness of cleaning the Ganga, asking it if it is serious about cleaning up the Ganga in the present term of the Government. Not that the Union Government would not be serious, but the Supreme Court seems to have understood the politics behind such a project.

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    Ganga will transform in five years: Prakash Javadekar

    Indore: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today expressed confidence that under the Centre’s ‘Clean Ganga’ campaign, the river will become clean and its flow will be unhindered in the next five years.

  • 2014: NGT acts against Ganga pollution

    New Delhi:  A number of path-breaking orders to curb pollution and a strict watch on illegal mining kept the National Green Tribunal (NGT) busy in 2014 as it also cracked the whip on firms polluting the Ganga.

  • Clean Ganga mission got going in 2014

    New Delhi: Clean Ganga became the mantra of the Water Resources Ministry in 2014 as it tried to revive failed missions to cleanse the polluted river with a slew of measures and plans to rein in polluting industries through “tamper-free” monitoring.

  • Uma Bharti launches website on Clean Ganga

    New Delhi,: As a major step towards people’s involvement in Ganga rejuvenation, Union Minister of Water Resource, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti launched a website on the Ganga here today.