Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicNamami Gange

Topic: Namami Gange

River Ganga to be completely clean by March 2020: Union minister Nitin Gadkari

He also said that most of the projects under the Namami Gange Mission worth Rs 22,238 crore are at advanced stages of completion.

Mukesh Ambani calls investing Rs 10,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh his patriotic duty

Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani pledged Rs 10,000 crore investment through Reliance Jio to Uttar Pradesh, as well as help for the Namami Gange programme.

Fact check: Arun Jaitley claims in Budget that Ganga cleanup has picked up speed. It hasn’t

ThePrint's visits to Kanpur and Varanasi showed that the Ganga is far from being cleaned, and projects under Namami Gange have been progressing sluggishly.

More than 3 years after Modi’s clean Ganga promise, Varanasi is still drinking its sewage

Almost 4 years since PM’s promise, corpses and puja leftovers still pollute the river, while data shows that the holy city might be drinking its own sewage.

How industrial waste, govt apathy are killing the Ganga in Kanpur

CPCB says Kanpur is home to the ‘most polluted stretch’ of the Ganga; most of the tanneries release untreated waste into the river, flouting green norms.

Promise check: Why has Modi govt been unable to clean ‘even a single drop’ of Ganga?

Only 8.52% of total budget has been released in 3 years by Modi govt to clean Ganga; inter-ministerial tussle, lack of cooperation from states major hurdles.

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.