15 Sep 2014
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday urged his Himachal Pradesh counterpart Virbhadra Singh to jointly put up an effective monitoring mechanism for the cleaning up of Ghaggar river. In a letter to Virbhadra Singh the Punjab Chief Minister informed him about the deterioration of the water quality of Ghaggar in Punjab, an official release said.
17 Sep 2014
Puducherry: AINRC MLA Ashok Anand on Tuesday called upon the administration to take immediate steps to prevent chemical industries from "indiscriminately discharging industrial effluents" considering the safety of sub soil water in the neighbouring coastal village of Kalapet.
18 Sep 2014
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of construction of dams on the Brahmaputra River by China with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping.
16 Sep 2014
New Delhi: Expressing concern over rising industrial and vehicular pollution in the country, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said he wanted to make green norms more stringent for the industry and strengthen regulations for diesel vehicles. The minister, however, told the industry that the government would be "practical" in its approach and business leaders would be consulted before framing any rules in this regard.
16 Sep 2014
Dehradun: Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti on Tuesday asked the Forest Research Institute and the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education here to pool in their vast resources and expertise for the restoration of Himalayan ecology and rejuvenation of the Ganga.
15 Sep 2014
Surya Chak (Jammu): For the people of this hamlet situated barely a few kilometres from Jammu, it is the Army which came as a saviour after the flash floods in river Tawi ravaged their homes.
10 Sep 2014
Vadodara: Over two lakh people in the city are facing a flood-like situation as the Vishwamitri river here has swelled due to incessant rains in catchment areas and inundated residential colonies in its vicinity.
05 Aug 2014
Narmada (Gujarat): At lest five teenaged students died when a school van plunged into Narmada river off a bridge near Gora village in Narmada district of Gujarat on Monday.
13 Sep 2014
Srinagar: It has been revered as the lifeline of Kashmir Valley, but River Jehlum has in the last fortnight revealed its most horrific face, unseen by generations, as it ravaged a large part of Srinagar city. Experts feel that encroachment of water bodies, unplanned urban development and failure to put in place effective flood control measures during all these years are to be blamed for the huge impact of the calamity.
08 Sep 2014
New Delhi: India and Germany agreed to prepare a roadmap for cooperation in skill development, solid waste management and cleaning of rivers as visiting Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who described the two nations as "made for each other".