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Ganga

  • 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

  • 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