Simply put: Aims and hurdles of cleaning the Ganga

Simply put: Aims and hurdles of cleaning the Ganga

A trash skimming machine is already in use at Varanasi. Should machines ordered from abroad arrive on time, surface cleaning could begin in March It isn’t walking on water, but still a very difficult job — one that India has been trying unsuccessfully to accomplish for the last three decades. AMITABH SINHA lists the steps the government has planned to make India’s holiest river pollution-free

Much of the effort to clean the Ganga over the last 30 years has been centred around creating sewage treatment capacities in major urban centres along the river. Besides the fact that a lot of this capacity has remained underutilised or non-functional, the discharge of urban sewage is only one of several interventions required to rid the holy river of pollution. 

Source: The Indian Express