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Ganga

  • Photo essay: The Ganga and its people

    August 28, 2019

    Travelling by foot along the Ganga, Siddharth Agarwal documents how the river is an intrinsic part of the life of the people that live beside it

  • 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