Interesting facts about river ganga - i am the shark among the fishes, and the ganges among the rivers” says krishna in bhagavad gita. Durga puja festival on the yamuna river, one of the rivers granted status of living human entities by the uttarakhand court photograph: altaf qadri/ap the ganges river, considered sacred by more than 1 billion indians, has become the first non-human entity in india to be granted the same legal rights as. After facing the national green tribunal's wrath earlier this month for failing to clean the ganga, minister for water resources uma bharti announced that a committee of secretaries would be set up to expedite the process mc mehta, a delhi-based lawyer, was not impressed the long-winded saga of. Ganga is the longest river of india and also holds a sacred place in heart of indians for more information watch the video. The ganga river basin is home to more than 600 million indians as india's holiest river, the ganga has a cultural and spiritual significance that far transcends the boundaries of its basin despite this iconic status and religious heritage, the ganga today is facing formidable pollution pressures and. The ganges is one of the major rivers of the indian subcontinent, flowing east through the gangetic plain of northern india into bangladesh the 2,510 km ( 1,560 mi) river rises in the western himalayas in the uttarakhand state of india, and drains into the sunderbans delta in the bay of bengal it has long. Water resources in india - the story of ganges basin dr ana mijic, lecturer in urban water management in the civil and environmental engineering department farmers harvesting their rice crop in the district of sitapur, uttar pradesh photo: jimmy o'keeffe, imperial college london the basin of the river ganges in. Abstract: the objective of this study was the sediment quality assessment of ganga river at kanpur city where effluents from tannery industries are discharged sediment samples from upstream and downstream area were collected and analyzed for trace metals and toxicity bioassay among various trace metals examined.
New delhi: in a landmark ruling by the uttarakhand high court in nainital, river ganga and river yamuna have been accorded the status of india's first living entity and shall have all the fundamental rights available to a person under the indian constitution uttarakhand hc has also ruled that the centre. Gaumukh, the source of the river ganges, is one of the most sacred places in hinduism but in truth the entire river, flowing for more than 2,500km across north india from the mountainous haunts of the snow leopard (we see prints on the way down) to the tiger-infested mangrove swamps of the bay of. “the ganges above all is the river of india, which has held india's heart captive and drawn uncounted millions to her banks since the dawn of history the story of the ganges, from her source to the sea, from old times to new, is the story of india's civilization and culture, of the rise and fall of empires, of great and proud cities.
It has been 26 years since india embarked on a lofty plan to restore the heavily polluted ganges river but the project has seen many setbacks now, with fresh cash from the world bank, the river might make a recovery. In exercise of the powers conferred by sub section (3 of section 3 of the environment (protection) act 1986(29 of 1986) the central government in continuation to constitution of ngrba on 20th february, 2009, vide notification no1570 dated 30th september 2009constituted the uttar pradesh state ganga river. Ganga river - the detailed information about ganga river ganga river originates from the bottom of the eastern himalayas named as gomukh gomukh is located in the at the bottom of gangotri glacier, at the state of uttarakhand which is known for it.
Boat capsizes in bihar's patna, five dead, several missing, compensation announced the accident took place near mastana ghat in fatuha when hundreds of people had gathered for a dip in the ganga river on the occasion of maghi purnima jan 31, 2018, 14:43 pm ist. Book your tickets online for ganges river, varanasi: see 4199 reviews, articles, and 4644 photos of ganges river, ranked no4 on tripadvisor among 124 attractions in varanasi.
The ganga river quality is day by day deceased due to domestic and industrial influent the ganga river is a backbone of indian biodiversity (aquatic flora and fauna) pollution threatens not only humans, but also more than 130 fish species, 83 amphibian species and the endangered ganga river dolphin but, current time. A court in india has declared the ganges river a legal person in a fresh effort to save it from pollution research associate shyam krishnakumar explains how the ruling could help preserve the waterway upon which so many depend the legal battle to save the ganges, the lifeline of more than 500 million. The ganges also known as ganga is a trans-boundary river of asia which flows through the nations of india and bangladesh the 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western himalayas in the indian state of uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the gangetic plain of north india after entering west bengal,.
A recent survey conducted by wwf-india and its partners in the entire distribution range in the ganga and brahamaputra river system - around 6,000 km - identified fewer than 2,000 individuals in india this dolphin is among the four obligate freshwater dolphins - the other three are the baiji now likely extinct from the. Explore ganges river located in varanasi in india this is the longest river in india get more details about origin, history and presence of ganges river in hindu religion. The river ganga, a lifeline for millions, drains one of the world's largest and most densely and continuously occupied watersheds it is critical to the health, prosperity, and spirituality of the millions living on the northern alluvial plains of india the river is used for drinking, power generation, irrigation, fish production, and. Our ganges journey ends on sagar island, where the river meets the sea once a year, millions of hindus come here to worship the river and to toss coins into its waters it's a spot where the income gap between rural and urban india is evident.