Asked by: Ovidiu Gorostidi
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th May, 2020

Is the Ganges river polluted?

Pollution of the Ganges (or Ganga), the largest river in India, poses significant threats to human health and the larger environment. Today, the Ganges is considered to be the sixth-most polluted river in the world.

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Hereof, what diseases can you get from the Ganges river?

Water-borne diseases Fecal coliform counts in the water are dangerously high and disease risks include hepatitis, typhoid, cholera, amoebic dysentery and a variety of skin afflictions.

One may also ask, how much pollution is in the Ganges river? Experts estimate that more than 3000 million litres of untreated sewage from these towns along the Ganges are pumped into the river every day. By the time it reaches Varanasi, whose untreated sewage (or most of it) is also pumped into the waters, it becomes a sewer and the sixth most polluted river in the world.

Similarly one may ask, is the Ganges river clean?

The government maintains its efforts to clean up the river are on course. Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari said in December that the Ganges will be 70-80 percent clean within three months and 100 percent clean by March 2020.

Why is there dead bodies in the Ganges river?

River. The Ganges River is regarded as a holy river by Hindus and many crematory ghats are on its banks. Police officials of Unnao have offered an explanation that the bodies were of "people who were dumped in the river or buried on the banks after their families could not afford a proper cremation."

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