Policy | VOL. 9, ISSUE 53, March-April 2009

Constituting A National Ganga River Basin Authority

The Ganga Basin is the largest in the country, housing more than 40 per cent of India’s population. During the course of its journey of 2525 muddy kms from the pristine hills to the turbid seas, it is constantly and unthinkingly polluted with municipal and industrial effluents apart from toxic pesticides from the agricultural fields, not to mention open defecation, cattle wallowing, carcass dumping, etc. Dotting Ganga’s banks are over 30 large cities with populations well over a lakh and nearly...

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