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  The River Ganga (Ganges)
The delta of the Ganga, or rather, that of the Hooghly and the Padma, is a vast ragged swamp forest (42,000 sq km) called the Sunderbans, home of the Royal Bengal Tiger, who still kill about 30 villagers each year.
This caused severe deterioration to the wateflow in the Ganga, and is a major cause for the decay of Ganga as an inland waterway.
Ganga is a goddess, Ganga devi, one of two daughters of Meru (the Himalayas), the other being Uma, consort of Shiva.
www.cs.albany.edu /~amit/ganges.html   (1949 words)

 Reports - Eco Friends [ecofriends.org]
Due to the prevalent pollution and reduced flow of water in Ganga all the ghats are in a pathetic condition.
Ganga Praharis are those ghat people who have vowed to fight the Ganga pollution and stop those who profane the river.
Ganga Praharis are also expected to be responsible for making the people aware of impact of floating the idols, dry flowers and other pooja samagri into the river and convincing people to float them in small ponds (which are proposed to be created at the banks) or dumping them in the pits.
www.ecofriends.org /reports/017publichearing.htm   (3544 words)

 Ganga Basin
According to scientific theory, the level of pollution in a river depends upon the concentration of pollutants and the discharge of the river.
Deglaciation at the headwaters of tributaries that form the Ganga, human-instigated forms of erosion such as tree felling, farming, and construction of settlements all contribute to the river's discharge and concentrations of pollution.
The Ganga basin is the cradle of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage culture.
www.auburn.edu /~alleykd/ganga.htm   (882 words)

 Ganges River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Hinduism, the river Ganga (feminine) is sacred.
The Ganga is mentioned in the Rig-Veda, the earliest of the Hindu scriptures.
The major polluting industries on the Ganges are the leather industries, especially near Kanpur, which use large amounts of chromium and other chemicals, and much of it finds its way into the meager flow of the Ganga.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ganga_Pollution   (1911 words)

 The Hindu : Ganga pollution should be made a poll issue: experts
Even though the holy river Ganga is regarded as the lifeline for crores of people, the pollution in the holy river has never been made a poll issue, feel experts.
She said it was unfortunate that many irrelevant issues were being used on the poll plank but the pollution in Ganga was never highlighted despite it being the main source of natural and mineral resources and forming the vital Indo-Gangetic plain in the country.
However, Ganga water is still considered holy by the Hindus and is used in religious ceremonies and is deemed to provide `punya' (virtue).
www.hindu.com /2004/03/18/stories/2004031805050300.htm   (578 words)

 Reports - Eco Friends [ecofriends.org]
The objective of the workshop was to educate, aware and sensitise the officials of the local government about their duties and responsibilities towards making the Ganga pollution free.
The pollution of Ganga is nothing but the pollution of mind”.
The participants agreed to raise and discuss the issue of Ganga pollution in the assembly and regularly monitor the status of Ganga and Ganga Action Plan.
www.ecofriends.org /reports/031worldwaterday.htm   (1289 words)

 SMF - Ganga Pollution
However, despite the natural resilience of the Ganga, the alarmingly high volume of pollution poses an ever increasing threat to the health and life of the river.
The principal sources of pollution in the Ganga are domestic and industrial wastes.
While industrial pollution accounts for only about a quarter of the whole problem, it is by no means insignificant since most of it is concentrated in specific areas and the effluents are more hazardous.
members.tripod.com /sankatmochan/GangaPollution.htm   (399 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: A modern saptarishi and a river's thousand names   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
He says ''I owe it all to mother Ganga.'' Prof Misra, who comes from the priestly class and is the mahant of the famous Sankatmochan temple in Varanasi, is a scientist by temper.
Prof Misra says that the pollution problem of the Ganga is vastly different from that of the rivers of developed countries where chemical pollution is the major challenge.
Fortunately, pollution in the Ganga is mainly biological.
www.rediff.com /news/1999/jul/20ganga.htm   (754 words)

 Ganga Pollution Cases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Ganga Pollution Cases is a loose title given to two court cases that have focused on environmental pollution in the Ganga river basin.
The second case began in 1997 and is still underway in the High Court of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Both cases are part of the corpus of public interest litigation suits filed by lawyers and citizens against polluters in India.
www.auburn.edu /~alleykd/gangacases.htm   (109 words)

 The Hindu : CPCB steps in to check Ganga pollution
They have also been asked to ensure that effluents from industries located along the Ganga and its tributaries were not discharged into it during the non-monsoon months.
The directive was sent after the CPCB and the two State boards conducted a detailed survey and monitored the quality of water along the two major tributaries of the Ganga — Kali and Ramganga — between February 2 and 5, which showed that municipalities and industries continued to discharge untreated or partially-treated effluents and sewage.
The District Magistrates of Allahabad and Kanpur, the Uttar Pradesh PCB, the State Chief Secretary and the Secretary to the Urban Development Department have been named in the petition filed by Guru Bachchan Das, mahant of Kabir Ashram at Allahabad.
www.hindu.com /2003/02/22/stories/2003022200450900.htm   (303 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: Bill Richardson to discuss Ganga pollution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
United States Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson will visit the holy city of Varanasi next week and discuss the problem of pollution in the Ganga with environmental activists and the Ganga Action Plan officials.
Professor Misra said that the officials of the US Agency for International Development were in touch with the SMF activists regarding Richardson's visit and efforts were being made to workout meaningful collaboration between India and the US to make the Ganga pollution free.
Scientists and environmental activists of the US are taking keen interest in the anti-pollution campaign for the Ganga under the banner Friends of Ganges.
www.rediff.com /news/1999/oct/21ganga.htm   (221 words)

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