“The Ganges, especially, is the river of India, beloved
of her people, round which are intertwined her
memories, her hopes...
• Major river of India and Bangladesh.
• Flows southeastward from the Himalayas for 1,550
miles to the Bay of Bengal.
• Fl...
Hindus consider the Ganges a sacred river
Waters are believed to be holy and capable of
washing away sins.
Banks have t...
Major Pollution Industries:
Leather industries
Use large amounts of chemicals which then find
way into the river
Waste...
The Ganges River
The Ganges River
The Ganges River
The Ganges River
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  • The Ganges River

    1. 1. “The Ganges, especially, is the river of India, beloved of her people, round which are intertwined her memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, her victories and her defeats. She has been a symbol of India’s age long culture and civilization, ever changing, ever flowing, and yet ever the same Ganges”
    2. 2. • Major river of India and Bangladesh. • Flows southeastward from the Himalayas for 1,550 miles to the Bay of Bengal. • Floods occur frequently during summer.
    3. 3. Hindus consider the Ganges a sacred river Waters are believed to be holy and capable of washing away sins. Banks have tempted cities. Holiest of the cities is Varanasi.
    4. 4. Major Pollution Industries: Leather industries Use large amounts of chemicals which then find way into the river Waste being dumped Nearly 1 billion liters per day Untreated raw sewage Inadequate cremation procedures Partially burnt or unburnt bodies Livestock

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