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''pavanah pavataamasmi ramah shastrabhritaamaham

jhashaanaam makarashchaasmi strotasaamasmi jhanavi` `

                                                                                                                                               Lord Krishna -Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 10, Verse 31


Meaning :- Among purifiers I am the wind; among warriors I am shree Rama; Among fishes I am shark; and among streams I am Gangas.

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A River about to Die : Yamuna

Aug
24
An image to protect against Yamuna Pollution

According to a study conducted by Anil Kumar Misra (2010) , the Yamuna ( The largest tributary of the Ganga) is one of the most polluted rivers of the India. It originates from Yamunotri glaciers in the lower Himalayas at an elevation of approximately 6387 meters. The barrages formed on the river are playing a major role in escalating the river pollution. River can be divided into five segments on the bases of hydro-logical and ecological conditions. Water quality of only one segment (Himalayan segment) meets the river water quality standards.

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Ganges in Hinduism

Aug
21

In Hinduism, the river Ganges is considered sacred and is personified as a goddess known as Ganga. It is worshipped by Hindus who believe that bathing in the river causes the remission of sins and facilitates Moksha (liberation from the cycle of life and death). Pilgrims travel long distances to immerse the ashes of their kin in the precious water of the Ganges, bringing their spirits closer to moksha.

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Beware of the hills.

Aug
21

Frequency of landslides in India is indeed increasing.
 

By

Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi

Geologist.

 

Malin, the village in Pune district that was flattened by a landslide few days back claiming more than 130 lives, has brought the focus back on the management –or mismanagement – of the vulnerable hills of India especially Western Ghats, Himalayas and North Eastern states.

 

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REPORT ON UTILISATION OF FUNDS AND ASSETS CREATED THROUGH GANGA ACTION PLAN IN STATES UNDER GAP -2009

Jul
31
Ganga pollution , Ganga Action Plan

The cleaning ( conserving) of the Ganga will ultimately depend on our ability to learn from the past expereinces in this endeavour. Simply a technical plan will not be sufficient.

In 2009 A Report was Prepared for the Supreme Court by Member (Water Resources) Planning Commission and it recommended following...... 

1.The idea of measuring not only BOD but also FC count and aquatic life as measurement of pollution abatement should be explored and the CPCB and SPCBs should work in developing their capacities for such measurement of parameters. 

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Government of India encourages Public Participation in Ganga Conservation

Jul
09
Gangamanthan encourages people to clean Ganga

The conservation of the Ganga River is again becoming a hot issue in India. It dominated the political discussions before last general elections and even after the election it is one of the most burning issues. This sacred river of India is facing tremendous pollution pressure and task to restore its ecological well being is Herculean one. One of the most welcoming steps of the newly formed government is the effort to include masses in the cleaning of the river.

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Sand mining is going to be new battleground.

Jul
04

Illegal and indiscriminate river sand mining is going to cause a large number of environmental and social problems in World.

 

By

Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi

Geologist.

 

Illegal sand mining is a scourge in states across India. The latest battle in Gautum Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, where sub divisional magistrate (SDM) was suspended from service, has served to highlight the plight of rivers ravaged.

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Management of Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna System for sustainable development of region

Jun
02
The Ganges in Indian context is a tale of love,devotion,emotions and Sacrifice

In this article written by an eminent scientist (A K Biswas) challanges in Management of Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna System are discussed. This system is accomodating a sizable portion of Human population. According to author 'The framework for sustainable development of the GBM region can be based on a ision of poverty eradication and sustained improvement in the living conditions of the millions of its inhabitants (Biswas et al. 2004). The world’s largest concentration of economic misery is to be found in this region.

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Now a ministry of Ganga Rejuvenation in India

May
29
Clean Ganga

The Ganges is life line of India and worshiped by Indians as Mother. None of the rituals of Hindus is complete without the Holi water of the Ganges. In last few decades it has become subjected to severe pollution pressures and also emerged as a Political issue. Mr Nehru (the first prime minister of India )loved Ganga and Glorifdied her on numerous occassions. Rajeev Gangdhi ( late Prime Minster) also expressed deep concern on pollution of the Ganga and so on Mr Man Mohan Singh ( the last Prime Minster)

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Himalayan glaciers meltdown : impact on south Asian rivers

May
08
Climate change and Asian rivers

Recent observations from India, China, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bhutan indicate rapid shrinkage of glaciers. Such tendency has been observed both in large debris-covered and small debris-free glaciers, with varying response times and sensitivity to climate.

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Ganga facts

The ganga is a life supporting system and it's well being will determine quality of life of millions of people living along places along its bank. The conflicting intersts of modern society is responsible for its pollution and other ecological problems.The Ganges provides countless benifits to us ranging from food to salvation. It is duty of everyone of protect this National  river of India.

Well being of the Ganga is an absolute indicator of environmental well being of India.