CM Yogi Adityanath

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UP Govt To Take Care Of Baby Girl Found Floating In Ganga River

Ironic! Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has announced that the UP govt will adopt a 22-day old baby girl who was abandoned floating in the Ganga river. However, the baby was discovered by a boatman near Dadri Ghat in Ghazipur on June 16, and was covered with Hindu deities inside a wooden box. According to reports, the girl has been named 'Ganga' & now will be take care by government.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 11:46 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Ganga, CM Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh

Courtesy: Zee News

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar

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Mumbai Mayor Takes Jibe At Opposition BJP Over COVID Death Data

Taking a jibe at the opposition BJP's claims of Maharashtra's COVID-19 deaths being underreported, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that there are no rivers in Mumbai to dump bodies. Pednekar said, “All Covid deaths in Mumbai are recorded at three places, so the data can't be hidden". Recently, BJP-ruled Bihar and UP were also criticised for under reporting COVID deaths and burying dead bodies along riverside.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 08:44 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Mumbai mayor, Mayor Kishori Pednekar, BJP, Uttar Pradesh, Ganga

Courtesy: NDTV

Representational photo/ Bank of river Ganga, UP.

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Over 2,000 Dead Bodies Recovered From Ganga Ghats In Uttar Pradesh

Several districts in UP have reportedly recovered over 2,000 dead bodies near the banks of Ganga river having 1,140 km stretch in the state. As per sources, Unnao has uncovered most number of bodies (900) along with Kanpur (400). Besides, Kannauj (350), Ghazipur (280), Prayagraj, Varanasi and Mirzapur have also witnessed such unclaimed bodies. Reportedly, many bodies were buried in soil, while many were seen floated to the ghats.

Sun, 16 May 2021 - 03:45 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UP, Ganga, Dead Bodies, Unnao

Courtesy: Free Press Journal

Floating of unidentified corpses in Ganga in Bihar's Buxar

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Centre Calls For Investigation Into Floating Corpses In Ganga In Bihar

The Jal Shakti Ministry on May 11 asked the states concerned to "take immediate cognizance" of the floating corpses in Ganga. Calling out for an investigation, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said, "The incident of corpses found floating in Ganga in Buxar region of Bihar is unfortunate." Meanwhile, Buxar SDO KK Upadhyay said that they have made the arrangements to cremate the corpses, which were about 10-12 in numbers.

Tue, 11 May 2021 - 02:37 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Ganga, River Ganga, Union Minister of Jal, environment, COVID, Unclaimed corpses, cleanliness

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Ground Water

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20% Indian Land Has Toxic Level Of Arsenic In Groundwater: IIT Study

An IIT-Kharagpur report pointed out that around 20% of Indian land has a toxic level of arsenic in its groundwater. The AI-based prediction stated that over 250 million people were exposed to its toxicity, which is potent enough to cause cancer and skin lesion. Moreover, the study exhibited most concentration in areas surrounding Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra basin. Besides, it suggested a rigorous sampling by the government as records were found… read-more

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 06:23 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: environment, iit kharagpur, Environmentalist, Ganga

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Representational Image

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Water Quality Of River Ganga Deteriorates Again As Lockdown Eases

The water quality of river Ganga has again deteriorated after a short span of improvement induced by the lockdown. The Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board recently revealed that the river's water is once again not fit for drinking but only for bathing. Earlier, a report published during the lockdown revealed that the water of river Ganga had become good enough for drinking as well. Reportedly, the deterioration started since the… read-more

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 - 09:56 AM / by Aman Tripathi

Tags: Ganga, Pollution, UP government, Health Hazard

Courtesy: India Times

Five freshwater species of dolphins under threat to get extinct.

Photo: Whale and Dolphin Conservation

IUCN Red List Marks All Freshwater Dolphins As 'Threatened'

In its updated ‘Red List’, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has marked all the five freshwater Dolphins species as ‘threatened with extinction.’ The IUCN has cited incidental mortality in fishing gear, river pollution and construction of dams as the reason. Reportedly, the freshwater dolphin species include Ganga, Tucuxi, Indus, Irrawaddy and Amazon. While the Tucuxi was moved from data deficient to endangered, IUCN… read-more

Mon, 14 Dec 2020 - 06:10 PM / by Rashi Jain

Tags: Dolphins, Amazon, Indus, Ganga, Extinct animals, IUCN, Depletion, dams, Pollution

Courtesy: DownToEarth

Yogi Adityanath

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UP CM Promises "Magnificent Riverfront" Along Ganga in Kanpur

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has announced that his government will develop a "magnificent riverfront" along the Ganga river in Kanpur, as a gift to PM Modi. Speaking at a meeting to review the developmental projects in Kanpur, he directed the officials to expedite the 'Namami Gange' project, smart city project and the metro rail project. Regarding the COVID-19 situation, he insisted that all hospitals must have essential resources.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 - 08:51 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, Kanpur, Ganga

Courtesy: Business Standard