Sonia Congress-UPA Government wants to build 58 dams across Ganga under the pretext of the development of the Himalayas.
Destroying the last existing pristine stretch from Uttarkashi to Gangotri. GANGA - THE DISAPPEARING RIVER
GANGA - THE DISAPPEARING RIVERThe latest projects, that need to be stopped immediately are? Bhairon Ghati I – under consideration (just 9km from Gangotri) Bhairon Ghati II – under consideration (directly following the above) Loharinag –Pala – construction started Pala – Maneri – about to start (directly after the above)
It involves cutting forests, trees, dirtying a pristine and untouched portion of our mountains and scarring an entire valley permanentlyA destroyed mountain slope between Loharinag and Pala
since the projects are consecutive it entails pushing an entire river underground through dark, sunless tunnels without a break.Head race tunnel under construction at Loharinag
What will be left of the Ganga?Nothing!! In the valley of her origin the Ganga will literally become non-existent. A VANISHED GANGA AFTER MANERI DAM
Retreat of the Gangotri glacier, Indian Himalayas Heavy machinery activities in the eco- fragile Himalayan region so close to the source of the glacier is only going to increase the rate of retreat according to glaciologists.
Will the Ganga survive this onslaught of ‘development’?The Gangotri glacier, 30.2 km long, is oneof the largest Himalayan glaciers. It hasbeen reported to be retreating at analarming rate of 23 m/per year. It hasbeen predicted that by 2030 the glaciercould disappearThe WWF reports that the Ganga is one ofthe ‘Top ten rivers at Risk’ world wide. Soare the Himalayas in the top 12 endageredplaces on the earth. Through theseprojects, we inflict disastrous damage onboth these, at one go
Ethics of the construction companies?Muck generated during construction flowing directly into the Ganga
The existence of Ganga is its freeflowingness The Ganga is famous for her self purifying properties. Traditionally it is a known fact that Ganga water can be stored for any length of time without decay, while other waters would decay if similarly stored. Scientific studies corroborate this fact. Perhaps she is the only river of her kind in the world.15 kms upstream from Uttarkashi – Maneri dam
Algae flourish in the stagnantGanga downstream of Maneri dam
The Unique River?The Ganga is famous for her self purifyingproperties. Traditionally it is a known fact thatGanga water can be stored for any length oftime without decay, while other waters woulddecay if similarly stored. Scientific studiescorroborate this fact. Perhaps she is the onlyriver of her kind in the world In the Gita, whendescribing his eminent manifestations Krishnadeclares, “Among the water sources, I am theGanga.” Swami Vivekananda said – „The Gitaand the Ganga constitute the Hinduism of theHindus‟..From birth to death a billion people crave thedrop of her waters on their lips.Even people from foreign lands scatter theirashes in her flow and consider themselvesblessed. Ganga flowing between Gangotri andUttarkashi
A Nation without pride –Letting the Gangadisappear, aiding inthe destruction of herqualities and flowreveals a tremendousdisrespect to the pastof our country,considering thegenerations who haveworshipped her asMother and Goddess,to the present Indianswho yet do – and tothe future Indiawhom we aredepriving of theirnational and spiritualheritage