Erosion problem at Murshidabad, India (23 images)

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Statistically; it is said that one person out of every three people in India lives next to the river Ganges or the Ganga.
The Ganga is not only a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course; it is also worshipped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism. But, as giving and sacred this personified goddess may be, the river has an ugly side to it, the cause of which is primarily man- made.
The course of the Ganga to and fro the Farakka barrage continues to change from time to...
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