Jagran.com: Ganga – Crisis in the life of the lifeline

Dainik Jagran, the largest Hindi language daily newspaper in India, published an op-ed by Dr Bharat Sharma, first in a three part series on Ganga.

Spread over four nations of India, China, Bangladesh and Nepal, Ganga basin is one of the largest river basins in the world covering an area of over 10 crore hectares and supporting over 40 crore people. It is one of the few river basins in India in which lots of water is still available. But when one visualizes Ganga two conflicting images emerge: on the one hand it is the epitome of holiness symbolizing religion and purity, but on the other it is a large polluted stagnant body of water filled with dirt, half burnt carcasses and plastic.

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