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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.


Regional Cooperation on the Ganga Basin: Yet a mirage?


The Ganges river (Basin) is subjected to various issues related to its governace and one of the often forgotten issue is its 'Transnationality' or the 'Interstateness' . The Ganga is a transboundry river between India and Bangladesh. Some rivers, originating in the Tibetan Autonomous region of the People's Republic of China and passing through Nepal, are the tributaries of this great river along with some Indian rivers. Its basin covers a little more than 1 million sq km and spreads over four countries–China, Nepal, India and Bangladesh (Table and Map).

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The costs of water pollution in India (4.53% of GDP)


According to report by Augustin MARIA  , 'even if underestimated, the figure of 4.53% of GDP for the total cost of pollution, with surface water pollution accounting for 59% of it has the merit of being clear. India cannot afford not to deal with water pollution' The water pollution is responsible for reduction of productivity and burden on healthcare system ,which is already under severe population pressure. 



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The River that lost its Soul - The Ganges

The chemicals in sewerage can make water poisnous

The indutries are pumping lethal chemicals in the Ganges and making its water toxic. Please read the full published in sunday times magazine attached. The Ganga pollution is not due to a single reason there are many complex socio-economic factors working together towards making her one of the worlds most polluted water body. 

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Chemical Warfare is another threat to the environment.


Its impact is nearly everlasting. 


Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi


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Inadequate Sanitation Costs India Rs. 2.4 Trillion (US$53.8 Billion)

Better sanitation in India can increase GDP

The pollution of water in India due to lack of sanitation system is one of the major hundernace in economic progress.A study conducted by Water and Sanitation Program’s (WSP’s) estimates that the total economic impacts of inadequate sanitation in India amounts to Rs. 2.44 trillion (US$53.8 billion) a year1—this was the equivalent of 6.4 percent of India’s GDP in 2006.This means a per person annual impact of Rs. 2,180 (US$48).2


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Request for creating Ganga River (Basin) Conservation Research Institute


The Ganga river basin needs lot of research work to collect data related to different aspects. Apart from technical things various socio-economic aspects also need an indepth reseach.In order to generate awareness among people and enable them to participate at a meaningfull level ,we are planning for a reseach centre in India. Please write your feedbacks and suggestions to make this great venture possible.

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Ganga water is active against various clinical pathogens due to its unique organic and inorganic constituents

A picture showing a Boy carrying Ganga water by flikre

According to R. Balaji Rajaet al (2011) Ganga water is believed to be self puricatory in nature which is the reason behind the uniqueness of it. The study was aimed at demonstrating the self puricatory action of Ganga water against a clinical pathogen such as Streptococcus with Millipore water as the standard. Read full article at following link ..


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Uttrakhand disaster is nature’s fury but consequences are man made.


Attention must be given to geology of the area in future.



Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi


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Uttrakhand - Debate again centers around Construction of Dams

Ganga conservation , DAMs , People and their ecological rights

After floods leading to devastation debate on construction of Dams has again picked up momentum.While environmentalists blame rapid mushrooming of Dams a crucial factor behind the tragedy  others are firmly establishing need for Dams to get more energy for economic development. The World Commission on Dams ( WCD )says that no dam should be built without the “demonstrable acceptance” of affected people, and without the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous and tribal peoples.Following publications can help to understand the problem...

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Anthropogenic Natural Disaster in Ecologically fragile Himalayan area (Uttrakhand) of the Ganga Basin

Save Ganga , Save environment , Save Earth

No words can express the damage to life and property caused by recent (June, 2013) floods in Uttrakhand State of India. Uttrakhand is a mountainous state of North India and its ecology is very fragile.Major industries are Hydro power generation and religious tourism and both of them are putting immense adverse pressure on natural resources.

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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.