View of Ganga in Kanpur (EP Photo)

Lockdown reduced chemical concentration in Ganga by 50%: IIT-Kanpur study

New Delhi: A study by the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) carried out during the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that the lockdown ensured at least 50 per cent reduction in chemical concentration in the Ganga river. The study was conducted by a team of scientists from IIT-K to ascertain the impact of restricted anthropogenic activities on […]

Pair of Dolphins spotted enjoying swim in Ganga waters

Lucknow: After flamingos in Mumbai, ‘nilgai’ in Noida, now rare sightings of dolphins were made in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut city — with nature reclaiming its space amid the lockdown. A video clip of Ganges River Dolphin, an endangered freshwater dolphin breed, enjoying in the Ganga river in Meerut is going viral and taking internet by […]

View of river Ganga at Kanpur's Ganga Barrage (File Photo)

91 Kanpur tanneries ‘polluting’ Ganga closed

Kanpur | Kanpur authorities have ordered the “immediate shutdown” of 91 leather tanneries in the city that were offloading their waste in the Ganga river, causing widespread water pollution, an official said on Tuesday. The crackdown comes days before the start of the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj from January 14. “The idea is to ensure […]