Yamuna River

Photo: CGTN

Fishing In Yamuna River Suspended Due To Excessive Pollution

The Delhi government has prohibited fishing in certain parts of the Yamuna river, citing excessive pollution levels in the river. However, experts believe that soaps and detergents are the major pollutants. Several images of the white toxic foam floating over the river have become viral over social media. Meanwhile, fishing has been restricted at the Hindon Canal, Ghazipur, and Shadipur drain areas including several locations of the river… read-more

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 - 08:30 PM / by Ashutosh Kumar Mishra

Tags: Yamuna, Yamuna River, Water pollution, Delhi Government

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Yamuna river

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Delhi Govt Bans Soaps, Detergent To Prevent Yamuna River Pollution

In an attempt to curb Yamuna river's pollution, the Delhi govt has initiated a ban over soaps and detergents if the latest guidelines of BIS not followed. However, the decision comes in the wake of saving Yamuna river from pollution as toxic foam used by Industries, dhobi ghats and households. Besides, the detergent and soap manufacturers will now have to disclose the ingredients used in their products.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 - 07:51 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Detergent, soap, Yamuna River, Water pollution

Courtesy: The Economic Times

India, Bangladesh hold discussion on flood management

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Teesta Water Pact: India, Bangladesh To Discuss On Execution

The Water Resources Ministries of India and Bangladesh, on March 16, discussed flood management and speedy execution of the Teesta water pact. Sharing 54 common rivers, both nations agreed to collaborate on issues, including curbing river pollution, riverbank protection, basin management during the day-long meeting at New Delhi. While the next secretary-level talks will be conducted in Dhaka, the meeting was held ahead of PM Narendra Modi… read-more

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 - 06:58 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Bangladesh, India, Water Projects, Water pollution, Teesta Water Pact, Teesta River

Courtesy: Zee News

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Photo: The Print

NGT Forms Committee To Look Into Fly Ash Pollution In Hooghly River

Hearing a petition filed by Dakhsinbanga Matsyajibi Forum, NGT created an expert-committee to investigate the fly-ash pollution of Hooghly river on National Waterway 97. The committee comprises of experts from CPCB, WB-PCB and South-24 Pargana DM. Last year, at least five barges carrying fly-ash from India to Bangladesh were capsized into Hooghly that polluted river and subsequently affected fishing industry. Sunderbans' fragile-ecosystem and… read-more

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 - 01:56 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: NGT, Expert Committee, Fly-ash pollution, Hooghly River., Water pollution, indo-bangladesh boder

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Representative image of Oil-spill in Ocean

Photo: Smithsonian

Indian Scientists develop Eco-friendly Method To Tackle Oil Spill

National Institute of Ocean Technology has come up with an eco-friendly mechanism to fight oil-spills in seas and oceans. Scientists devised a crude-oil bioremediation technology, which uses a group of marine-microbes wheat bran inactivated on agro-residue bacterial cells. Reportedly, the hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria uses petroleum products as its energy source. The study further found immobilized bacteria had a more efficient oil-degrading… read-more

Sat, 17 Oct 2020 - 08:03 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Oil Spill, Water pollution, Ship-wreck, microbes, hydrocarbons, National Institute of Ocean Technology

Courtesy: Down To Earth

Arsenic affected people showing their hands

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145% Increase Reported in Arsenic-affected Habitations in Last Five Years

As per data submitted by the Jal Shakti Ministry, the arsenic-affected habitations have surged by 145% in the last five years. The ministry stated in the Lok Sabha that, as on September 17, 2020, there are 4,421 arsenic-affected habitations, which numbered 1,800 in 2015. Reportedly, most of these habitations fall in Ganga and Brahmaputra plains of Assam, Bihar, UP and Bengal. Assam has the highest (1,853) habitations, followed by Bengal.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 - 02:11 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Arsenic Pollution, Water pollution, lok sabha, Assam, monsoon session

Courtesy: Down To Earth

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Photo: The Print

Create Restoration Plans for UK's Sitarganj Polluting Units: NGT to CPCB

National Green Tribunal has asked the Central Pollution Control Board to make environment restoration plans for Uttarakhand's Sitarganj Industrial area within three months. Earlier, CPCB had found local industries near Siddh Garbyang village, violating air and water pollution norms. NGT directed CPCB to recover and deposit the assessed compensation form the polluting units. The tribunal even allowed SPCB to shut the industries if they fail to… read-more

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 - 09:08 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: CPCB, NGT, Uttarakhand, Air Pollution, Water pollution

Courtesy: Outlook India