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Ganga

  • Farakka photo, Boats along the Ganga near Farakka. Image source: Sarah Jamerson

    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

  • Sowing paddy in Tamil Nadu [image by Michael Foley]

    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

  • A group of women praying at the confluence of the Ganga

    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

  • The tent city at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna. The Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj this year attracted more than 300 million people over a month and a half [image by: Soumya Sarkar]

    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