Prayag - where the Yamuna meets the Ganga
Book 2: The Book of Assembly; Book 3: The Book of the Forest Johannes Adrianus meeting a rival coalition holding the right bank of the river Yamuna. double misalliance with the rivers Ganges and Yamuna; no "national myth" at all. Not too much: Greeks are known, Rome is mentioned, Magadha is known as a . Rome and Moscow: The Pillars of the Catholic and Orthodox Christianity Along place, where 3 rivers meet: the Ganges, Yamuna, and the Saraswati River. The Catholic Christianity with Rome as the hub, on the other side, was strong as place, where 3 rivers meet: the Ganges, Yamuna, and the Saraswati River.
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A matter of diversity: This also forms part of a long and ongoing process of reparation between the Crown and the tribes. Things become much more complex when we look at the Indian context. This is deeply problematic because it excludes the many diverse peoples who live along the Ganga and are dependent on its healthy flows for their lives and livelihoods.
Given the current political climate in the Gangetic Basin, it is regrettable that a ruling to protect a natural resource should be made entirely on religious grounds. Present and planned use: In case of the Whanganuimost of the use is in the form of a water diversion by means of a short tunnel at the headwaters of the river [vi].
King of Religious Places"TIRTH RAJ" - Triveni Sangam Allahabad
It is a very different matter in the case of the Ganga and the Yamuna. The rivers and their tributaries been dammed extensively, and further dams are being planned. The ambitious National Waterways plan aims to revive inland shipping along the Ganga. This means continual dredging, lining of banks, and the construction of additional barrages.
The adverse ecological impacts of this plan have been documented earlier on this blog [vii]. Similarly, the National River Interlinking project will entail massive interference with the Ganga and the Yamuna, as well as their tributaries. Is there a possibility that this judgement may be used as a weapon to further marginalise these groups? Here we have a startling new judgement inspired by an example of a very different river half a world away.
As lawyer Ritwick Dutta says, no single ruling is expected to be perfect, the ruling may be flawed in parts, but it now exists and was born of the best of intentions.
Will it have any impact on the ecosystems it seeks to protect? The rivers are too deep for anyone to swim, roughly 50 feet deep. The water depth at sangam is very less, even a kid could stand with water reaching till waist. But the current was tough to bear. So be very careful at this place. There was a big mela going on in the banks making the place very crowded. The earlier you reach, the better. We started for Prayag from Varanasi and it takes 3 hours roughly as the road is good.
On the way, we tasted palak pakodey, one of its kind of food available there. Don't forget to buy carpets as they are damn cheap here. There is a place named Bhadohi, called Kaalin Nagri, on the way.
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Thanks to the cab driver for suggesting. By then — piqued by s photographs showing weekend dinghy sailing in Delhi on a Ganges tributary that is now a fetid open sewer — I had already made it a mission to discover what ailed the river and why, and had decided to see as much of it as I could from source to mouth. Good scientific data, especially on industrial pollution, are scarce in India. Portrayed in Indian legend as a natural paradise of lilies, turtles and fish enjoyed by the flute-playing Krishna and his adoring gopis, almost all its waters are now diverted above the capital for irrigation.
The reason is clear. The CPCB says only a tenth of the sewage produced along the main stream of the Ganges is treated at all. It is small wonder that those who can afford it use high-tech water filters to ensure the cleanliness of their drinking water, or that more thanIndian children under five die each year from diarrhoea, many of them in the Ganges basin. NDM-1 was first detected in Delhi drinking water inand David Graham, a Canadian environmental engineering professor at Newcastle University, told me that he, as a visitor to India, and I, as a resident of Delhi, were both likely to be harbouring NDM-1 in our guts.
The rise was correlated with increases in faecal bacteria, too, suggesting that poor sanitation was once again the cause of the contamination. It is a grim irony that urban Indians who come to pay homage to the Ganges end up dirtying the river and spreading exposure to life-threatening diseases across the country.
The second problem is industry. He adds that more research is needed now into the vegetables themselves. Even for the main stem of the Ganges, there is little information about the scale of the crisis. One obvious way to grasp the effects of human waste and industrial toxins is to compare locations upstream and downstream.
The contrast was startling. Stand on the bank and you can see golden and silver mahseer fish swimming in the pools and hear the harsh bark of the sambar, a type of deer, from among the trees. Anil Kumar, a guide and ornithologist from the village of Bakhroti, perched high on a hillside, points to tiger footprints, the dung of wild elephants and a pool where he caught a 68kg catfish two years ago. I jump in for a swim and wash off the grime of the long journey by car and on foot from Delhi.
In a village above the river, Basanti Devi — who thinks she might be about 50 years old — complains that wildlife is too abundant, with elephants destroying the vegetable crops and tigers occasionally eating a cow. The descent to the plains of Uttar Pradesh at million, the state has as many inhabitants as Brazil is a shock.
By Indian standards, Moradabad is not a particularly large city — just one million people — but there is no sewage treatment and there are scores of paper mills, sugar plants, brass foundries and plastics factories nearby that spew waste into the Ram Ganga and its tributaries. Downstream of the city centre, the sandy banks and the exposed riverbed present an apocalyptic scene of filth and garbage, of dead dogs, plastic bags, nullahs drains spewing pink dye and pigs rootling through the muck.
All the while, men with tractors and bullock carts are mining sand for construction, while dhobi-wallahs washermen ply their trade in the dirty water and a boy forlornly casts his net for fish. In the Lal Bagh district, men and women squat in the shallows swirling the waste ash from the foundries in deep bowls to recover tiny remnants of metal.
We had been told that the panning of incinerated electronic waste is done here at the dead of night — it is illegal because of the known toxicity of many of the components — but at least one boy is openly panning his e-waste in the daylight to extract wire and other valuables. As he speaks, someone hurls a plastic bag of rubbish from the walls of the nearby Ganga Mandir, a Hindu temple, straight into the river.
All the sewage from the city comes into the river. But things should change once the sewer line is laid. But I want my children to bathe in it.