Can we really save the Ganga by March 2019?

September 27, 2018

INVITATION:  Media Briefing and Release of Down To Earth magazine's special cover 

How prepared is Uttar Pradesh to rid the river of its never ending pollution? 

October 30, 2018

(This briefing was earlier announced for October 23. The date has now been postponed to October 30.)

Levana Suites, Madan Mohan Malviya Marg, Hazratganj, Parehta, GokhaleVihar, Butler Colony Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 

March 2019. The government would have us believe that the Ganga will run clean by that date. 

If that happens, it will most certainly be a tremendous achievement. Efforts to clean the river had begun way back in 1986 with the launch of the Ganga Action Plan. Much grimy water and money has flown down it since, with very little to show for it. What makes the government so confident that things will change by March next year? 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the New Delhi-based think tank, invites you to a Media Briefing in Lucknow to understand what has been done over all these years, what is being done currently, and whether any of this action to save the Ganga will serve the purpose. This briefing is open to journalists from four Ganga basin states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and West Bengal. 

A special cover of Down To Earth (Hindi) magazine, which CSE helps publish, on Ganga, will be released on the occasion. The five aspects on which the stories will focus are: the various strategies used over the years at the basin level; role of different government departments; sanitation woes and faecal sludge management; the costs of cleaning the river as well as governance issues and how it impacts the on-ground implementation of schemes and policies. 

Participation procedure

Please click here to fill in your contact details to be considered for the briefing.

Last date for sending in your application request: October 13, 2018

There is no participation or registration fees. Journalists based in Lucknow can register at the venue on the date of the briefing. 

CSE will sponsor the travel and stay of some selected journalists coming from other states.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

For any other queries: Parul Tewari, parul@cseindia.org / 9891838367.

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