Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicNamami Gange

Topic: Namami Gange

Modi govt doing a ‘rethink’ on draft Ganga protection bill that proposed armed force, arrests

Draft bill proposed Ganga Protection Corps, an armed force with powers to act against violators, stiff penalties for dirtying the river water.

Five reasons that are stopping Ganga from becoming clean

The bureaucracy is capable enough to prove to the govt that Ganga has been completely cleaned. But that, we know, would be far from truth.

Only 9 months left for Modi govt’s Namami Gange plan to end and just 37% projects are done

With only 116 of the total 310 sanctioned Ganga cleaning projects completed, Namami Gange is likely to be extended beyond December 2020 deadline.

India is being digitally mapped — Rs 300-cr project the ‘biggest mission’ since 1830s

Survey of India has embarked on Map India Mission using drones, digital sticks and other tools. Work has begun in Maharashtra, Karnataka & Haryana.

Govt to auction online gifts received by PM, Modi portrait most expensive item on the list

A total of 2,772 gifts will be auctioned on 14 September, and the funds generated will be used to clean the Ganga river.

Deadline to clean Ganga is next year but less than 30% of sewerage infra is ready

Of the 150 sewage treatment plants sanctioned under Namami Gange, only 42 have been completed as on 31 May, shows Ministry of Jal Shakti data.

BJP’s image swap and #10YearChallenge fix for ‘Clean Ganga’

The Ganga isn't cleaner than before and the BJP doesn't seem closer to achieving its 2020 deadline. 

BJP finds a new way to ‘sell’ Modi — via shopping on NaMo App

BJP hopes NaMo App — with merchandise such as pens, notebooks etc embossed with 'NaMo Again' messages — will help bolster Modi's image ahead of 2019.

Gadkari’s clean Ganga promise by 2020 far-fetched? A fact-check on progress of vital schemes

Underutilisation of funds has been the biggest drawback that could further delay Modi’s flagship 'Namami Gange' programme.

Ganga cleaning agency to spend Rs 3 crore to build its social media image

National Mission for Clean Ganga that has drawn flak for poor performance will hire digital agency to publicise its achievements.

On Camera


Sania Mirza does it again. Just like she did on motherhood, Pakistani spouse and court-dress

Six Grand Slams and 47 titles didn't come easy for Sania Mirza who fought fatwas, questions on her patriotism and sexism to put Indian tennis on global stage.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


The MacMahon Line, with Arunachal Pradesh marked in red | Source: US Department of Defence

Behind teen’s ‘abduction’ on LAC in Arunachal, a legacy of colonial maps, empires and wars

It's not clear which side of LAC Miram Taron was on when he was ‘kidnapped’. Different perceptions of the border in India & China and competing maps make this tricky ground.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.