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Ganges, India’s holy river, succumbs to pollution; see pics

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Mon July 10 2017, 4:49 pm
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    India's holy Ganges begins as a crystal clear river high in the icy Himalayas but pollution and excessive usage transforms it into toxic sludge on its journey through burgeoning cities, industrial hubs and past millions of devotees. Take a look at how the holy river - 'Mother Ganga', which is worshipped by a billion of Hindus and a water source for 400 million - is dying, despite decades of government efforts to save it. (Reuters)

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    Thousands of pilgrims immerse themselves and idols of their gods every day, believing a dip in the Ganges absolves a lifetime of sins. (Reuters)

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    People drink the water and use it for crops. Here's a picture of a woman who herds her goats through a drain flowing into the river Ganges in Kanpur. (Reuters)

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    The sorry state of the Ganges is most keenly felt in Varanasi which is known as the ancient and most holy of cities of the country.(Reuters)

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    Priests sit inside a cave as they perform evening prayers on the banks of the river Ganges in Devprayag.(Reuters)

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    A damaged idol of Goddess Kali is seen in the river Ganges in Haridwar.(Reuters)

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    Religious students practise yoga, pilgrims seek spiritual purification and families cremate their dead by the water's edge, scattering ashes so that souls go to heaven and escape the cycle of rebirth.(Reuters)

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    Downstream, a packed ferry sets off for Sagar Island, or Ganga Sagar, a magnet for pilgrims that marks the point where the Ganges meets the sea.(Reuters)

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    Dyed leather pieces dry near the banks of the river Ganges in Kanpur.(Reuters)

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    A man cleans garbage along the banks of the river Ganges in Kolkata.(Reuters)

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    A man takes bath on the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi.(Reuters)

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    Temples and residential buildings are seen on the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi.(Reuters)

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    Sliding under bridges in the industrial city of Kanpur, the water's colour turns dark grey. (Reuters)

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    Untreated sewage flows from an open drain into the river Ganges in Kanpur, shows the ugly face of the city.(Reuters)

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    Industrial waste and sewage pour in from open drains, as clouds of foam float on its surface. At one stretch, the river turns red. (Reuters)

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    Untreated sewage from a residential area flows into the river Ganges in Mirzapur.(Reuters)

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has pledged to build more treatment plants and move more than 400 tanneries away from the river, but his $3 billion clean-up plan is badly behind schedule.(Reuters)

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    Hari Hara Krishna Kumar
    Jul 11, 2017 at 12:39 pm
    The greatest irony is that Ganga and Yamuna were recently accorded living en ies status...There is hypocrisy in our blood...most of people consider these rivers as holy...but...they pollute them with absolute disdain...
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