Sunday, 26 April 2015
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Dec 4 2009 | 9:26am ET
The World Bank will loan India $1 billion over the next five to seven years to clean up the Ganges, one of the world’s most polluted rivers.
The bank will also help India access $4 billion to end the dumping of untreated waste into the holy river, according to a joint statement issued by Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh and World Bank President Rober Zoellick in Delhi.
The Ganges runs 2,510 kilometers from a glacier in the western Himalayas to Bangladesh’s Bay of Bengal.
Sewage, industrial waste and even corpses from riverbank cremations enter the river as it runs through some of India’s most populous states.
The Indian government has planned to end discharge of untreated waste into the Ganges by 2020.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…