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Ganga

  • Polls and pollution along the Ganga

    April 23, 2019

    Water, air and soil are all polluted in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state; but no campaigner in this election season talks about it, and voters do only when reminded

  • Photo feature: Ganga back to dirty ways

    April 22, 2019

    Within a few weeks of the end of the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, the Ganga is again flowing dirty and lean, as the water released from the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand has been stopped again, and pollution continues unabated

  • Water is big issue before India’s elections

    April 15, 2019

    The manifestos of India’s main national parties, the BJP and the Congress, lay a great deal of emphasis on water management, but there are few new ideas to manage the big crisis

  • Multimedia: Ganga suffers downstream of Farakka

    April 01, 2019

    Between large scale exploitation of water by power plants, and land erosion worsened by the Farakka barrage, the Ganga and the people on its banks, are both facing an existential crisis

  • India is leaving its poor farmers behind

    March 22, 2019

    Unrestricted use of water pumps – of which India has the most in the world – is driving water beyond the reach of the poor, while policy prescriptions ignore the causes of India’s water crisis, Joydeep Gupta argues

  • No water for a clean Ganga

    March 12, 2019

    The numerous dams limiting the flow of the Ganga and its tributaries, as well as the massive extraction of water from the river, makes the aspiration of a free flowing river a distant dream

  • A clean Kumbh in a dirty Ganga

    March 11, 2019

    At the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj this year, the Ganga ran clean, but it was the result of temporary solution, which are not enough to keep the river basin pollution free, and only hid the problem