Thursday, April 01, 2021

Amazing Facts of Ganga River

Do you know how many crores of people meet the needs of Ganga water? Why did British sailors take the Ganges water with them?


At what height are the Ganges river glaciers? And how does the water of the river Ganges itself clear?


If not, stay connected till the end of the video because we can tell you such facts, which you may have had or heard about before.


So let's start with amazing facts about the Ganges River.

 

The Ganges extends from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal. Its extension is 2414 km long. The place where Ganga originates from the Gangotri glacier is Gaumukh. Which means cow's mouth. This river nurtures 500 million people from Gangotri to Calcutta and caters to the need for water.


The Gangotri glaciers span from 13,400 feet to 17,600 feet. According to reports by National Geographic, it is shrinking rapidly and its level is becoming work due to which the biggest reason is global warming.


It is decreasing by about 60 feet every year. And some people also believe that most of these glaciers can be finished in just 40 years. Looking at these two pictures, you can guess how much the level of glaciers has changed in the last hundred years.

 

Do you know the Ganges river has more than 100 names? But its specialty is also that it is the most sacred river in the world and is counted among the other most polluted rivers as well. Its most surprising thing is the purity of its water, which has always been about which no one fully knows.

 

During the year 1800, British sailors had decided that they would take the Ganges water along with them to England because the water of other rivers becomes bad. Like the water of the Thames River in London, it would have deteriorated only a few weeks after it left London. But the Ganges water remained fresh throughout the journey. This is the reason that Ganga has always been mysterious and wooing.

 

India's highest dam - Tehri Dam is built on this Ganges River. About 16 similar hydroelectric dams have been built on the Ganges. While 14 are still under construction. And around 54 have gone into the proposal which can be made in the future. But the problem here is that their own data shows that no plans for ecological flow have been made on any of these dams, due to which large parts of the river will dry up in the coming time. And in this way, the structure and spread of the river itself will change.

 

The Ganges water remains clean till Rishikesh, but the real pollution starts after Rishikesh which badly contaminates the water of this river. And from this, a lot of Ganga water is poured into the Upper Ganges tributary.


In Kanpur, 850 km from the glacier, people do not like to take a bath in the water of the Ganges river because the water here is not very dirty. One of the biggest reasons for this is the industries and factories of Kanpur. The chemicals released from them contaminate the water so much that it does not even last for a bath. This water becomes so dirty that its color turns almost black.


The largest tributary of the Ganges is the Yamuna River, which is far away from the mainstream of the Ganges. And this tributary passes next to the Taj Mahal, the famous building of India and the world. But with the passage of time, the water of this river has become very dirty. And as it reaches Agra from Delhi, it remains as a pit full of garbage.

 

Even now a few small rivers have ended and turned into drains. Like there used to be a river in Delhi called Sahibi River and it was a freshwater tributary of the Yamuna River. And today you can know it by the name of Najafgarh drain. It is really surprising that now it is completely filled with garbage and dirty water.

 

Similarly, a river in Mumbai named Mitti River, surprisingly it is called Nala in government documents.


But this growing pollution is huge as the society gets richer.


After going beyond Kanpur, the Yamuna river joins the Ganga river in Allahabad. And this place is also called the union of Ganga Yamuna Saraswati.


And this is the place where Ganga starts doing her own work to improve herself. This means that the Ganges water starts coming here. And here people also come in large numbers to take a bath in the Ganges. And passing through Varanasi.

 

About 500 million people of India live on the banks of the Ganges. One-third of the land of India is irrigated with the water of the Ganges.


Every river cleans itself but the river Ganga clears itself very fast in comparison to other rivers. This specialty is not found in this river from the Himalayas, but this feature is present in its bottom. Such elements are present in the Ganges floor due to which bacteria, which rotate the water and make people sick, are destroyed by themselves.


People believe that there is bacteriophage in it, which means that there are bacteria in its water that thrive on other bacteria to live themselves and kill them and live on their own.

 

But this capacity of the river Ganga is also decreasing and the reason for this is increasing pollution day by day.


And we are all responsible for this increasing pollution. Many NGOs and governments are also trying to keep it clean and tidy.



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