At its origin in Gangotri in the state of Uttarakhand, the river is crystal clear as it gushes out from the glacial plains. However, pollution and excessive usage transform it into a toxic sludge as it meanders through numerous Indian cities and towns. The purity of the water of any river depends on its velocity and its dilution capacity. A large part of the water flow of Ganga is abstracted for irrigation as it flows through the fertile plain lands reaches Haridwar. From there, it flows as a trickle for and a few hundred kilometres until Allahabad, where it is again recharged by its tributaries. Causes of Ganges river pollution: a case study.
Methyl mercury in fish--a case study on various samples collected from Ganges river at West Bengal
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Despite efforts to clean up the Ganges River in India, the river considered to be the most polluted in the world is getting filthier, researchers say. In those areas, there is a heavy presence of fecal coliform bacteria and other pollutants in the river that is known locally as the Ganga, including heavy metals and pesticides, according to the study. The report says the river is blocked and damned at many places and water has been diverted for various uses. As a result, the water does not flow well, compromising the quality and ecological sanctity of the waterway. This year, it reached 40, at the same location. The Ganges supports more than million people who live along the river and is used as a dumping ground for household and industrial waste and as a toilet for millions, according to Ganga Action Parivar. Despite the filth that contaminates the Ganges, the river is considered holy to Hindus, who believe the river can cleanse them of sin.
Fourth in series, this webinar was attended by people from about institutions across India and the UK. The webinar recieved an overall positive response; in their feedback, the audience highlighted that they gained new knowledge and the talk positively infleuenced interest amongst the audience in the study area. The water quality of River Ganga in India has been deteriorating in the last few decades.
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