Ganga river

Ganga cleaning on 22 May, 2022

I am Aman dhurve

From jawahar navodaya vidyalaya raisen

I am student of jnv raisen

India is a land of various rivers, and The Ganga or The Ganges river is one of them. It is a mountain range stream that is typically snow-fed and flows throughout the year. It originates in Devprayag in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand, formed from the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers’ confluence. The Ganga is a holy stream and a river worshipped in India. That is why it is important for all of us to take part in clean river Ganga mission. 


It is the image of India’s religious heritage. It represents the citizens of India that is around five thousand years recent. A major fraction of the country’s population is sustained by the Ganga stream. It is believed that the water of Ganga contains miraculous properties of purifying the soul and healing the body. Therefore, it is preserved for an extended time by the populace of our country, usually kept in bottles or other vessels at home. This Gangajal is used in various auspicious ceremonies while performing religious rites and rituals.




Although the Ganga is considered a holy river, it has not been free from pollution for the past few years. Several metropolitan cities and massive industrial units let their untreated waste into the Ganga, which is polluting the holy stream. Since an uncountable number of pilgrims bathe in the Ganga and use its water for other purposes, they become at risk of water-borne diseases like jaundice, typhoid, cholera, etc.


Nowadays, our government is taking an interest to clean river Ganga. The government has started many projects to clean this venerated river. The government has come up with a Clean River Ganga fund to raise money that will be utilised in different activities concerning the Ganga stream’s rejuvenation. Not only this, there have been several other initiatives in the past to clean this holy river. A major project started by the Government of India to clean Ganga is the ‘Namami Gange’ programme which was launched in 2014. Apart from this, the Ganga Action Plan is the oldest project launched in 1986 to clean the Ganges.




Talking about the causes of pollution in Ganga, many factors have contributed to the pollution of its waters, like the banks’ erosion that consistently makes this water body muddy, choked with dirt, and filthy. Massive parts of its banks are protected with trees and forests, but the remaining area is battered by erosion. Several cities are located at the Ganga stream banks and pollute its waters by disposing of various substances in the waters of the Ganga river. Industrial complexes occupy huge areas within the Ganga basin. Factories such as textile, leather, plastic, and rubber are disposing of their toxic effluents in the Ganga. Therefore the waste product disposals of the chemical plants are contributing to polluting our holy river.