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Ganga

  • Bangladesh saves its favourite fish

    November 26, 2018

    Strict implementation of the seasonal bans on Hilsa fishing has brought the species back from near extinction, but the government is struggling to adequately help the poor fishermen these bans have effected

  • Ganga loses its steadfast champion in GD Agarwal

    October 11, 2018

    GD Agarwal, a doyen of India’s environmentalists, breathed his last at a Rishikesh hospital after a 111-day fast demanding action to revive uninterrupted flow in the critically polluted Ganga

  • The silt farmers of the Gandak

    October 01, 2018

    Landless labourers in Bihar benefit from the silt that comes down from the Himalayas by growing vegetables, but it is an extremely tough life, with very little profit for the farmer

  • Sediment and solutions

    August 17, 2018

    The heavy sediment load in the Himalayan rivers remains a serious challenge to the viability of embankments, and a number of options have been put forward – Nepal and India continue to pursue embankment construction

  • Embankments enter Nepal

    August 16, 2018

    While most Nepalese blame the 2008 breach on India, Nepal itself has constructed hundreds of kilometres of embankments, which remain popular, despite fundamental flaws

  • Waiting to drown in Bihar

    July 19, 2018

    Villagers in Bihar have been forced to relocate ten times as the Gandak shifts its course, and are now left with no safe place left to go