Photographer's Note

... on our journey by the "holy" Ganga.

This is at Kashi Mitra Ghaat. Two boats were unloading clay.

We were shocked to see the river banks, polluted with all sorts of rubbish: plastics and organic waste. Numerous factories and refineries dump in their daily waste into the river.

The Indian Goverenment already has a project called "Ganga Action Plan", but who cares?

Ganga is regarded as the most holy river according to Hindu religion, related to mythology and beliefs. For several thousand of years, it has been the cradle for a vast and dynamic civilization. Are we still aware?

This photo has been used without permission by a Kolkata based advertisement agency for using in a public awareness advertisement for the Pollution control board of West Bengal, and circulated widely in all leading dailies in the state (appeared in the 1st page bottom right) during October 2007


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