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Ganga (Ganges) River Dolphins Help Gauge The Sign Of A Healthy River System.

by Adrian Page 5. November 2009 09:13

‘A Goddess – The Ganga’

The River Ganga’s (Ganges) religious significance makes it unique amongst all the world’s major river systems.

It is revered by hundreds of millions of people in India and around the world who regard the Ganga as a ‘Goddess’. It is considered a symbol of ‘cleanliness and purity’.

But is the Ganga so clean and pure – this feature investigates.

It will reveal the impact that hundreds of millions of people whose livelihoods depend on the Ganga is having on the river system.

Covering the course of this mighty river from high in the Himalayas at Gaumukh before it traverses Northern India to the where the ‘Mouths of the Ganga’ enter the Bay of Bengal.  

It also looks at wildlife and in particular India’s earliest protected species, the Ganga (Ganges) River Dolphin which are said to be the flagship of a healthy river. These have declined to an alarming level and are now listed as ‘highly endangered’ by the IUCN.

The Ganga’s religious significance is also an aspect included in this investigation.

What this river means to so many millions of people in India and around the world, and the consequences this is having on the ‘Goddess Ganga’.


‘A Goddess – The Ganga’ is available in ‘Text’ at a word count to suit your requirements.

‘Audio’ is also available regards the Ganga (Ganges) River Dolphin on request.

For ‘Photography’ please refer to ‘Reportage’ category.


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