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How government neglect caused the Himalayan tsunami

Himanshu Thakkar and Parineeta Dandekar reveal how government actions and neglect created such massive disaster from a natural phenomenon in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is facing a truly humungous,......

PM's talk on restoring Ganga promises nothing: Expert

Expressing displeasure at the prime minister's speech on the issue of the Ganga river basin, Himanshu Thakkar says that such sermons from the Centre have come and gone hundreds of times without......

River experts miffed at being ignored on Ganga revival plan

  Were river experts excluded from IIT consortium on the Ganga River Basin Management Plan? Rashme Sehgal reports. Why were India’s leading river experts including a group of......

Why the future of environment looks so bleak

Prakash Javadekar’s one year as India’s minister of state (independent charge) of environment, forests and climate change has been an unmitigated disaster, says activist Himanshu......

Rescuing the Ganga and the country

If the Ganga manages a rebirth, so will the country, observes Subir Roy The strategy to clean up the Ganga is disarmingly simple and can be expressed in two sentences. One: don’t kill the......

Colour me green' is India Inc's mantra this environment day

Starting from plating up green food to offering discounts on environment-friendly rooms to launching a new eco-sensitive infrastructure plant, corporate India is going the whole hog to show its......

Does the Budget have a human face?

When the Union Finance Minister Pranab babu rose to present his budget for 2011-12, he was basically presenting hisab kitab of how he was going to spend Rs 12,57,729 crore (Rs 12.57 trillion)......

Agri growth figure: Wishful thinking or gimmickry?

Foodgrain production in current is fiscal is likely to fall by at least 10%, if not more. It may be better to be realistic in our estimates than give unrealistic positive spin to these figures,......

Sanave Thomas shocked

Unseeded S D S Krishna of Andhra Pradesh caused the first major upset when he ousted third seed Sanave Thomas of Kerala 15-12, 15-8 in 30 minutes on way to the second round of men's singles in Rs......

Pakistani players disciplined

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jaggerdonated Rs 25 lakh (approximately US $52,600) to the Cricket Club of India'scricket academy on Tuesday after he was conferred honorary life membership of the club......
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Dams, pollution biggest threats to Himalayan rivers

For most pilgrims on their way to Kedarnath, Srinagar in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand is just a town they might stop at for a cup of tea or a... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/indias-water-security-crisis-dams-pollution-and-climate-change-biggest-threats-facing-himalayan-rivers/articleshow/47940702.cms
River experts miffed at being ignored on Ganga revival plan

  Were river experts excluded from IIT consortium on the Ganga River Basin Management Plan? Rashme Sehgal reports. Why were India’s leading... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/river-experts-miffed-at-being-ignored-on-ganga-revival-plan/20150624.htm
Govt mulling threefold hike in water cess

In consumption, industry comes second to agriculture, which uses 80% of the available water. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: The... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/JnCAd2im4hUVParl2DL1aI/Govt-mulling-threefold-hike-in-water-cess.html
New Committee to Assess Hydro Projects on Ganga in Uttarakhand

NEW DELHI: The ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has formed an 11 member committee to assess the cumulative impact of hydroelectric... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/New-Committee-to-Assess-Hydro-Projects-on-Ganga-in-Uttarakhand/2015/06/15/article2868090.ece
Govt to launch river-linking project in December with Ken-Betwa link

Nearly 40 years after it was conceived, India will finally launch its ambitious river interlinking project in December to irrigate parched... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/river-linking-project-to-begin-with-ken-and-betwa-this-year/article1-1358721.aspx

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