Importance Of Ganga

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The Ganges or the Ganga is a river of much significance which flows from India and Bangladesh. It is the most sacred river to Hindus all around the world. It is the largest river in India. The ganges and its tributaries are the major contributors of water to more than half of the India for agricultural purposes. India is a country whose economy is based on agriculture and thus, the river has proved to be of much significance to the country. It flows from 11 states and is the and is the chief source of waters there which is used for day to day life for domestic purposes as well as for industrial purposes in the northern part of the country. It satisfies the requirement of water for 43% of the total population (500 million people) and thus, plays an instrumental role in the lives of many people. It is home to millions of people who share their livelihood with the river and also have symbolic bonds with it. The river also has religious sentiments of the entire country attached with it and is the holy river of India. The Hindus…show more content…
Due which its cultural, moral and economical value is decreasing exponentially. It was the fifth most polluted and damaged river of the world in 2007. The pollution has been causing significant loss to the country. People whose livelihood depended on the river and who sustained on the water provided by it suffered the most. It also has adverse effect on the flora and fauna of the region. Many species’s existence was also supported by the crucial river subsequently became endangered. This was mostly because of the increase in mercury levels. People near the Ganges had many water-borne diseases by the use of the river for bathing, laundry, and for other every day life activities. The main causes of the pollution was increase in population, disposing of human waste, waste from the industries and also because of religious

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