Pollution of the Ganges or Ganga , the largest river in India, poses significant threats to human health and the larger environment. Today, the Ganges is considered to be the sixth-most polluted river in the world. However, pollution has been an old and continuous process in the river as by the time people were finally speaking of the Ganges as polluted, stretches of over six hundred kilometres were essentially ecologically dead zones. A number of initiatives have been undertaken to clean the river but failed to deliver as desired results. The main cause of water pollution in the Ganges river are the increase in the population density, various human activities such as bathing, washing clothes, the bathing of animals, and dumping of various harmful industrial waste into the rivers. The river flows through cities with populations over ,; 97 cities with populations between 50, to ,, and about 48 towns.
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While pollution and its effect on climate change may be international problems, not all countries are equally at fault. Despite the changing international landscape and the rise of powerful industrial economies such in India and Russia, nearly half of the world's CO2 emissions can be squarely blamed on two countries: the U. The latter firmly cemented its leading status in , although the U. Here is a map illustrating just how much CO2 emission these two countries dump on the rest of the world:.
For the past two thousand years, the human population has exhibited a J-shaped pattern of growth Southwick, This exponential population proliferation has been coupled with the growth of cities and industrialization. Together, these trends have posed increasing difficulties of water quality control. The causes of water pollution range from all corners of industrial sectors and continue to be amplified by the dense populations concentrated in urban centers.
Jump to navigation. British poet W. This widespread problem of water pollution is jeopardizing our health.