Our National River Ganga: Lifeline of Millions by Rashmi Sanghi

By Rashmi Sanghi

There's a plethora of knowledge on hand at the river Ganga within the kind of books, blogs, articles, web content, movies. regrettably, lots of the information regarding this recognized river is in a scattered shape and reproduced from unverified assets. This contributed quantity is the 1st multi-author quantity book in this topic. The River Ganga features a great array of themes written by means of numerous authors of contrast. issues contain; hydrology, tributaries, water makes use of, and environmental positive factors equivalent to river water caliber, aquatic and terrestrial flora/fauna, common assets, ecological features, delicate environmental parts and extra. half I provides a simple advent of the Ganga river. the prevailing info and to be had info from numerous assets has been compiled in a pictorial type within the type of cmaps. Its cultural value with altering occasions is additionally mentioned. half II seems to be on the wealthy biodiversity of the Ganga Basin. It provides a close description of the key floral and faunal biodiversity with detailed emphasis at the nationwide aquatic animal dolphin and Sunderbans, the most important mangrove wetland on the planet. half III examines ‘The Ganga Water because it flows’. It specializes in the water caliber in addition to its linked demanding situations. half IV appears to be like on the complexities of matters confronting the river ‘Ganga in altering occasions’ be it snowmelt runoff, river financial institution erosion risks and hydropower tests; how the standards of inhabitants, poverty and pollutants give a contribution to the destiny of the river. half IV touches on fiscal features derived from the river corresponding to company possibilities and tourism.

Show description

Read or Download Our National River Ganga: Lifeline of Millions PDF

Similar environmental & natural resources law books

Climate Change Policy in the European Union

The eu Union (EU) has emerged as a number one governing physique within the foreign fight to manipulate weather switch. The transformation that has happened in its regulations and associations has profoundly affected weather switch politics on the foreign point and inside its 27 Member States. yet how has this been completed whilst the ecu contains such a lot of degrees of governance, while political management in Europe is so dispersed and the coverage offerings are specially tough?

International Energy and Poverty: The emerging contours (Routledge Studies in Energy Policy)

Round 2. eight billion humans globally, often referred to as the "Other 3rd" or "energy poor", have very little entry to valuable strength that meets their wishes for cooking, heating, water, sanitation, illumination, transportation, or easy mechanical energy. This booklet uniquely integrates the hitherto segmented and fragmented ways to the problem of entry to power.

Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

This ebook - now on hand in paperback - brings jointly various disciplinary views at the phenomenon of climate-induced displacement. It deals a rigorous holistic research of the phenomenon, with a view to higher tell educational knowing and coverage improvement alike. every one bankruptcy identifies key concerns that have to be thought of in shaping household, local, and overseas responses, together with the advanced reasons of stream, the conceptualization of migration responses to weather swap, the terminology that are meant to be used to explain those that circulation, and attitudes to migration which can have an effect on judgements to stick or go away.

Extra resources for Our National River Ganga: Lifeline of Millions

Example text

9) • Out of 94 National parks in India 29 are within Ganga Basin (Fig. 10) • Out of 502 animal sanctuaries in India, 75 are located in the Ganga basin • Out of 28 tiger reserves, 10 tiger reserves are found in Ganga basin (Fig. 7 Sundarbans – A Unique Entity The Sundarbans are the largest littoral mangrove belt in the world, stretching 80 km into the Bangladeshi and Indian hinterland from the coast (see Chap. 5). The Sundarbans has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site (website 2) (Fig. 12).

3 % of the country’s total geographical area. It has a number of tributaries, namely Yamuna, Gomati, Ghaggar, Kosi, Son, Gandak and subtributaries, the Yamuna being the largest of all. Its perennial flow is fed mainly by monsoon precipitation and partially by the Himalayan glacier melt. Its total catchment area measures 861,404 km2, out of which Yamuna’s share is 366,223 km2. The Yamuna rising at Yamunotri joins the Ganga at Allahabad. Roughly the land use pattern of the basin is: total forest cover 116,973 km2, cultivable area 509,944 km2, net sown area 427,991 km2, and gross sown area 556,488 km2.

Each of these sites is unique in its own way, and are viewed together as Chota Char Dham in pilgrimage practice. Originally, Char Dham was the umbrella term for India’s most popular pilgrimage circuit, the four important temples-Puri, Rameshwaram, Dwarka and Badrinath-clubbed together by the eighth century saint Shankaracharya into the all-India pilgrimage circuit to the four cardinal points of the country. Introduction to Our National River Ganga via cmaps 25 Fig. 13 More about Kumbh Mela 1 Fig.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.37 of 5 – based on 6 votes