River Ganga Current Affairs - 2020

Seven Projects under “Namami Gange” and “AMRUT” schemes inaugurated

On September 15, 2020, PM Modi inaugurated seven projects under Namami Gange and AMRUT Schemes in Bihar. Four of these projects were related to water supply, one to river front development and two of the projects were related to sewerage treatment. Highlights The projects are to be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 541 Read More…

U.P Chief Minister Inaugurates ‘Mission Vriksharopan-2020’

On 5th July 2020, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has inaugurated a programme under which the State Government of Uttar Pradesh has set a target to plant more than 25 crore sapling across the state. The name of the mega plantation programme is ‘Mission Vriksharopan-2020’. Yogi Adityanath planted 3 saplings at the Read More…

Turtle Rehab Centre in Bihar-First of its kind

In January 2020, a turtle rehabilitation Centre is to be set up in Bihar’s Bhagalpur forest. The centre will shelter more than 500 turtles and is to be spread over half a hectare. Highlights The rehab centre will act as home to sick and severely injured turtles that are being rescued from smugglers. Prior to Read More…

Container Cargo Movement first time in River Brahmaputra

A landmark container cargo consignment will sail on inland waterway from the Haldia Dock Complex, Kolkata to the Inland Waterways Authority of India terminal at Pandu in Guwahati. It is to begin on November 4, 2019. The main objective of the waterway is to improve connectivity to the North Eastern Region. The containers will carry Read More…

Environment Flows and Assessment Workshop

Union Minister for Jal Shakti inaugurated the International Workshop on Environment Flows. Highlights The Minister released the Guidance Document on Environment Flow Assessment. It is the first of its kind. The workshop aims at answering the following questions What is the overall aim for environment flows assessment in India? What are the long term and Read More…