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Our National River Ganga

Author : Rashmi Sanghi
ISBN : 9783319005300
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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There is a plethora of information available on the river Ganga in the form of books, blogs, articles, websites, videos. Unfortunately, most of the information about this famous river is in a scattered form and reproduced from unverified sources. This contributed volume is the first multi-author volume publication on this subject. The River Ganga includes a vast array of topics written by several authors of distinction. Topics include; hydrology, tributaries, water uses, and environmental features such as river water quality, aquatic and terrestrial flora/fauna, natural resources, ecological characteristics, sensitive environmental components and more. Part I gives a basic introduction of the Ganga river. The existing data and available information from various sources has been compiled in a pictorial fashion in the form of cmaps. Its cultural importance with changing times is also discussed. Part II looks at the rich biodiversity of the Ganga Basin. It gives a detailed description of the major floral and faunal biodiversity with special emphasis on the national aquatic animal dolphin and Sunderbans, the largest mangrove wetland in the world. Part III examines ‘The Ganga Water as it flows’. It focuses on the water quality as well as its associated challenges. Part IV looks at the complexities of issues confronting the river ‘Ganga in changing times’ be it snowmelt runoff, river bank erosion hazards and hydropower assessments; how the factors of population, poverty and pollution contribute to the fate of the river. Part IV touches on economic aspects derived from the river such as business opportunities and tourism.
Category: Technology & Engineering

River Of Life River Of Death

Author : Victor Mallet
ISBN : 9780198786177
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India is killing the Ganges, and the Ganges in turn is killing India. The waterway that has nourished more people than any on earth for three millennia is now so polluted with sewage and toxic waste that it has become a menace to human and animal health. Victor Mallet traces the holy river from source to mouth, and from ancient times to the present day, to find that the battle to rescue what is arguably the world's most important river is far from lost. As one Hindu sage told the author in Rishikesh on the banks of the upper Ganges (known to Hindus as the goddess Ganga): "If Ganga dies, India dies. If Ganga thrives, India thrives. The lives of 500 million people is no small thing." Drawing on four years of first-hand reporting and detailed historical and scientific research, Mallet delves into the religious, historical, and biological mysteries of the Ganges, and explains how Hindus can simultaneously revere and abuse their national river. Starting at the Himalayan glacier where the Ganges emerges pure and cold from an icy cave known as the "Cow's Mouth" and ending in the tiger-infested mangrove swamps of the Bay of Bengal, Mallet encounters everyone from the naked holy men who worship the river, to the engineers who divert its waters for irrigation, the scientists who study its bacteria, and Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist prime minister, who says he wants to save India's mother-river for posterity. Can they succeed in saving the river from catastrophe - or is it too late?

Rivers For Life

Author : Benazir Ahmed
ISBN : 9789351968078
Genre : Nature
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This publication includes papers that were part of thirty-five oral and nine poster presentations on various themes presented by eminent researchers/ practitioners at the international symposium on “River Biodiversity: Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River System” facilitated and supported by IUCN.
Category: Nature


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ISBN : MINN:31951D03170774X
Genre : India
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Category: India

Annual Report

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ISBN : UCBK:B000308887
Genre : Environmental policy
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Economics Of Fisheries

Author : P. N. Panday
ISBN : 8176488585
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Highlights the presentstate-of-art of ecology, biodiversity and fisheries of oxbow lakes of Bihar,which hitherto remain neglected till date. It also contains guidelines for theholistic management of fisheries and conservation of the biodiversity of theregion.
Category: Conservation of natural resources