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NGT seeks MP, Rajasthan's opinion on maintaining e-flow in Chambal river The National Green Tribunal has ordered the Madhya Pradesh and the Rajasthan governments to give their opinion on parting with 10 percent of their water share of the Chambal river for maintaining the river's environmental flow Saving the Ganga, one step at a time. Born and bred in Kolkata, his curiosity of life around rivers and his interest in knowing it first hand to form the right perspective of It is a very timely and bold step that reflects your personal deep concern for the rivers, particula Soon a single tribunal for all inter-state river disputes.
Government decides to create a permanent tribunal for all inter-state river disputes The government has decided to constitute a single tribunal for resolving all the inter-state river water disputes while subsuming all the existing ones. Currently, there are eight such tribunals in the country and Gujarat fails to conserve its wetlands.
Six years on, Gujarat fails to form wetland panel Despite having the maximum It was in that the centre had ordered all states to form a state s Summer of discontent. On a 29 sq km tract of land in Bharatpur, Rajasthan lies the wildlife reserve, Keoladeo national park, locally known as Ghana.
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Birds enjoy the open water while wildlife roams freely in this montage of wetland, grassland and forest. The wetland, which is man-made, has a diversity of open water, trees Amita Bhaduri posted 2 years 9 months ago read more. NGT cancels illegal salt pans in Sambhar Lake. Good news for Sambhar Salt Lake The National Green Tribunal has ordered the Rajasthan government to cancel the allotments of salt pans in Sambhar salt lake that fall within the wetland.
Along with this, the state wetland authority has also been directed to review the allotments made so far and subm Cyclone Vardah hits TN. Cyclone Vardah makes landfall in TN, causes massive damage Very severe cyclone has hit the north coastal districts of Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu causing heavy rains in the state. There are reports of two people getting killed in the cyclone. Breathing life into Baitarani. Pranab Choudhury has been actively engaged with the causes of the poor and the environment for more than a decade.
A senior development researcher, practitioner and a consultant at Baitarani Initiative office at Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, he focuses on issues related to agriculture, forest, Rift over Indus Water Treaty continues. Ganga clean-up programme has failed: IIT consortium. Wai celebrates Krishnabai Utsav. The Krishnabai Utsav, a festival celebrating and revering the river Krishna as it flows through Wai, begins tomorrow in the town of Wai in Satara district in Maharashtra.
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Flood risk to Himalayan hydropower projects: Study. Glacial lakes pose flood risk to hydel projects in Himalayan region According to a study conducted by Swiss researchers, hydropower projects across India, Nepal, Pakistan and China are on possible glacier lake outburst floods GLOF tracks and nearly one-third of these projects could experi Namami Gange not holding water.
After the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP came to power with Narendra Modi as the prime minister of the country on May 26, , the new government initiated several key programmes with the protection of the environment in mind. One of the major programmes that gained momentum instantly was the Ganga r Water sharing: Beyond economic concerns. The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna GBM basin is the third largest river flow system in the world with an annual runoff about 1, billion cubic meters BCM and the peak outflow of 1,41, cumecs. The basin has a total area of just over 1. NGT raps Delhi government over air pollution.
Meanwhile, the SC also The Ganges is considered as one of the holiest of rivers in India. The river flows for 1, miles, originating over the Himalayas and flowing across the highly populated states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar, before emptying into the Bay of Bengal via Bangladesh.
The Ganges River basin is a lifeline to millions of people across India and Bangladesh, with thousands of small- and mid-sized industries depending on the river for their commercial water needs. The economics behind IWT is sound — the Indian Planning Commission estimated that coastal and inland shipping would be 63 percent cheaper than road and 38 percent cheaper than rail. By comparison, coastal and inland shipping across China and Japan record 20 and 42 percent of their total domestic cargo movement respectively.
In a water sharing dispute arose between India and East Pakistan now Bangladesh , after India declared its intention to build the Farakka Barrage. In a year treaty was signed with Bangladesh. However, within a year the flow at Farakka fell to levels far below the historic average, making it impossible to implement the guaranteed sharing of water.
Dry season flows returned to normal levels in the years following, but efforts were made to address the problem. One plan is for another barrage to be built in Bangladesh at Pangsha , west of Dhaka. This barrage would help Bangladesh better utilise its share of the waters of the Ganges. In Greco-Roman mythology Ganges was a river god.
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His daughter Limaee was the Naiad of a lake in India. She had a son named Athis. The Ganges is a sacred river to Hindus along every fragment of its length. All along its course, Hindus bathe in its waters,  paying homage to their ancestors and to their gods by cupping the water in their hands, lifting it and letting it fall back into the river; they offer flowers and rose petals and float shallow clay dishes filled with oil and lit with wicks diyas.
The Ganges is the embodiment of all sacred waters in Hindu mythology. She has been a symbol of India's age-long culture and civilization, ever-changing, ever-flowing, and yet ever the same Ganga. In late May or early June every year, Hindus celebrate the karunasiri and rise of the Ganges from earth to heaven.
The karunasiri is an old theme in Hinduism with a number of different versions of the story. In the Vaishnava version of the myth, the heavenly waters are now a river called Vishnupadi padi : Skt. It is Shiva , however, among the major deities of the Hindu pantheon, who appears in the most widely known version of the avatarana story. Livid at being disturbed, Kapila sears them with his angry gaze, reduces them to ashes, and dispatches them to the netherworld. Only the waters of the Ganges, then in heaven, can bring the dead sons their salvation. A descendant of these sons, King Bhagiratha , anxious to restore his ancestors, undertakes rigorous penance and is eventually granted the prize of Ganga's descent from heaven.
However, since her turbulent force would also shatter the earth, Bhagiratha persuades Shiva in his abode on Mount Kailash to receive Ganga in the coils of his tangled hair and break her fall. Ganga descends, is tamed in Shiva's locks, and arrives in the Himalayas.
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She is then led by the waiting Bhagiratha down into the plains at Haridwar, across the plains first to the confluence with the Yamuna at Prayag and then to Varanasi, and eventually to Ganga Sagar , where she meets the ocean, sinks to the netherworld, and saves the sons of Sagara. Since Ganga had descended from heaven to earth, she is also the vehicle of ascent , from earth to heaven. O Mother! Necklace adorning the worlds! Banner rising to heaven!
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I ask that I may leave of this body on your banks, Drinking your water, rolling in your waves, Remembering your name, bestowing my gaze upon you. No place along her banks is more longed for at the moment of death by Hindus than Varanasi, the Great Cremation Ground, or Mahashmshana. Hindus also perform pinda pradana , a rite for the dead, in which balls of rice and sesame seed are offered to the Ganges while the names of the deceased relatives are recited.
His soul arrives before Yama , the Lord of Death, to be judged for the hereafter. Having no compensating virtue, Vahika's soul is at once dispatched to hell. While this is happening, his body on earth, however, is being picked at by vultures, one of whom flies away with a foot bone. Another bird comes after the vulture, and in fighting him off, the vulture accidentally drops the bone into the Ganges below.
Blessed by this happenstance, Vahika, on his way to hell, is rescued by a celestial chariot which takes him instead to heaven. Hindus consider the waters of the Ganges to be both pure and purifying. A popular paean to the Ganges is the Ganga Lahiri composed by a seventeenth century poet Jagannatha who, legend has it, was turned out of his Hindu Brahmin caste for carrying on an affair with a Muslim woman. Having attempted futilely to be rehabilitated within the Hindu fold, the poet finally appeals to Ganga, the hope of the hopeless, and the comforter of last resort.
Along with his beloved, Jagannatha sits at the top of the flight of steps leading to the water at the famous Panchganga Ghat in Varanasi. As he recites each verse of the poem, the water of the Ganges rises up one step, until in the end it envelops the lovers and carry them away.