Monday, Jul 6 2020 | Time 07:59 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Tokyo 2020 looks to work closer with newly elected governor Koike
  • British government allows selected sporting events to exempt from quarantine
  • COVID-19 cases surpass 1 6 mln in Brazil
  • Repatriation flight carrying nearly 400 Russians home leaves New York for Moscow
  • More than 300,000 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Peru - Health Ministry
  • Trump will host next campaign rally in New Hampshire on July 11, his team says
  • Baghdad international airport targeted after rocket attack on US Embassy - Reports
  • Israeli military targets Hamas infrastructure in Gaza in response to rocket attack - IDF
  • US FDA Commissioner Stephen declines to offer COVID-19 vaccine timing
  • Serbian President's Party secures parliamentary majority following general vote
  • Parties to Open Skies Treaty to convene on Monday to discuss US Withdrawal
  • MP CM focussing on tribal welfare
  • Oman reports 1,072 new COVID-19 cases, 46,178 in total
  • MP CM condemns attack on scribe
  • Turkey reports 1,148 new COVID-19 cases, 205,758 in total
States » East


Ganga could be brought closer to Patna with low cost measures: Rajendra Singh

Ganga could be brought closer to Patna with low cost measures: Rajendra Singh

Patna, Nov 13 (UNI) Well-known environmentalist and Magsaysay Award winner Rajendra Singh today asserted that Ganga could be brought to its original form in the state capital by studying contours between right and left embankments of the river for channelising the river.



Speaking at a seminar on challenges of drinking water and sanitation organised by Indian Federation of United Nations Association and United Nations Association-Bihar/Jharkhand here, Mr Singh said that state government should do a mapping having contours between right and left embankments of Ganga river and channelising the river closer to the state capital. He said that the work could be done with not very huge investments and government should consider it seriously.



Mr Singh, however, vehemently opposed Bihar government`s mega plan to supply Ganga water to Gaya, Rajgir and Nawada through pipelines saying it would only help contractors and engineers mint money as it was not going to serve any purpose. He said instead government should concentrate on proper implementation of ‘Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali’ scheme as it could tackle twin problems of excess and scarce water resources plaguing the state.



“Why there is a need for supplying Ganga water to these three towns when Bihar is recording on an average 1270 mm of rainfall every year,” he added.

Mr Singh, who had rejuvenated 12 rivers during his 40 years of sustained work said that there was a need for decentralised water management and also for promoting use of indigenous and traditional knowledge for the purpose.

Mr Singh said ever if the third world war happen, it would be on the issue of water adding that over-extraction of water resources was only aggravating the situation.



Later, when asked by media whether Farakka barrage should be removed, the noted environmentalist while avoiding to give a direct reply on it said there should be uninterrupted flow of the river.



UNI DH RHK2245

More News

Bihar: COVID-19 claims 90 lives, 11864 infected

06 Jul 2020 | 1:02 AM

Patna, Jul 5 (UNI) With 404 new cases, the coronavirus infection tally increased to 11864 in Bihar, while 90 people have lost their lives due to the infection so far.

see more..

Assam COVID-19 tally reaches 11736

06 Jul 2020 | 12:36 AM

Guwahati, Jul 5 (UNI) The COVID 19 tally in Assam continued to increase with main city Guwahati accounting for most number of cases.

see more..

Coronavirus claims 90 lives leaves 11,864 infected in Bihar

06 Jul 2020 | 12:15 AM

Patna, July 5 (UNI) With 404 new cases, the coronavirus infection tally increased to 11864 in Bihar where 90 people lost their lives due to the infection so far.

see more..

Lawsohtun Dorbar condemns assault in Meghalaya

05 Jul 2020 | 11:52 PM

Shillong, Jul 5 (UNI) The Dorbar Shnong (traditional administrative body) of Lawsohtun here in Meghalaya on Sunday condemned the assault on six non-tribal boys at the basketball court in Block-6 in the locality last Friday by “masked miscreants”, terming it as “barbaric”.

see more..

Diarrhoea alert sounded in Meghalaya villages

05 Jul 2020 | 11:40 PM

Shillong, Jul 5 (UNI) Health authorities in Meghalaya on Sunday sounded alert after an unusual number of diarrhoea cases were reported at Mustoh village in East Khasi Hills district.

see more..
image