Tuesday, 9 August, 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

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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