Polluted river stretches in India: A list across states

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Understanding reasons behind polluted river stretches in India Synopsis: Various Indian states have a large number of polluted river stretches. What are the reasons behind it and steps taken by the government to address the problem? Background The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in 2018 identified 351 polluted river stretches in… Continue reading Polluted river stretches in India: A list across states

Corpses did not add to Ganga pollution: Centre

Do corpses increase pollution level in Ganga?  Context: The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) informed that the Floating bodies are not the reason for pollution in Ganga.  About the study:  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has received a complaint from a citizen. He alleged that the disposal of bodies in and around the river would not only pollute the river… Continue reading Corpses did not add to Ganga pollution: Centre

NGT sets up Central monitoring panel

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a Central Monitoring Committee. NGT has entrusted the committee with the task of undertaking and executing a national plan to make river stretches across India pollution-free. The Committee will be composed of senior representatives of NITI Aayog, Secretaries of the Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Urban Development,… Continue reading NGT sets up Central monitoring panel

River pollution: NGT directs States to act

River pollution: NGT directs States to act News: Taking suo motu cognisance of  the increase in polluted river stretches in the country, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed all States and Union Territories to prepare action plans within two months. Important Facts: The data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) stated that the… Continue reading River pollution: NGT directs States to act