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19 drown after boat carrying 60 people capsizes in Yamuna

At least 19 people died and many feared drowned in the Yamuna river as a boat capsized in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh. According to reports that the boat capsized as it was overcrowded carrying over 60 people. Police officials were rushed to the spot immediately. They managed to rescue over 12 people who have been rushed to the hospital. The overcrowded ... Read More »

Rs.7,000 crore in drain for Ganga Cleaning – NGT

The National Green Tribunal has noted that Rs.7,000 crores being spent for cleaning of Ganga in the past 2 years by the Central Government has gone in drain as it yielded no results. It said that it still remained a serious “environmental issue”. It is to be noted that it announced a fine of Rs.50,000 for the pollutants and also banned ... Read More »

Clean Ganga: NGT bans dumping of waste within 500 metres, orders UP to shift tanneries

The National Green Tribunal today banned the dumping of any waste within 500 metres of the Ganga. It has also declared the river’s stretch between Uttarakhand’s Haridwar to Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao as a no-development zone. The NGT has further declared an environment penalty of Rs 50,000 on anyone who dumps waste in the river. Last week, thermal power plants discharging ... Read More »

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