Announced in July 2014, Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) for National Waterway 1 lies on the Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river systems. The completion of this project is scheduled for December 2023. However, the Ganga waterway and river systems are not included in the list of projects that
The Centre is planning to use the fortified sludge of Ganga River as an alternative to chemical fertilisers and promote organic farming. According to the officials, this step will help prevent toxic chemicals from entering water streams, while tackling the issue of increasing sludge simultaneously.
In 2017, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) announced that the water of the Ganga at Haridwar was unfit for bathing. One of the most popular rivers in India, River Ganga, is counted amongst the most polluted water bodies in the world. However, the government
India is spiraling with an overwhelming number of coronavirus infections and deaths. In a shocking turn of events, dozens of dead bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims have washed up on the banks of the Ganges River, while many corpses have been found in other rivers
`Whanganui in New Zealand became world’s first river to get a title of a living human entity in March 2017. After a week of it, Yamuna and Ganga are also given status of living human entities in a landmark judgment given by honorable High Court