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The River Ganga: The Life Line of India

By: JS Datta Munshi(Author)

307 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, colour maps

Daya Publishing House

Hardback | Jan 2012 | #204248 | ISBN-13: 9788170357995
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The river Ganga is closely interwoven with India's culture and civilization, and with the health and well-being of a large population because of its water quality. The book's 21 chapters vividly describe the origin of the Ganga from the glacier Gangotri, where Gomukh is the icy fountain. After the Alkananda and the Bhagirathi unite at Devaprayag they from the main stream known as the Ganga. Since 1951 many major irrigation project as have been undertaken, the largest of them are the Sarda Assis project and the Tehri Dam project, Chambal project, the Gandak, Kosi projects, the Damodar valley project, and the Farakka project. Hydroelectric power is a major source of energy in the Ganga River basin and several such projects have been established. Fish and fisheries of the river Ganga have been studied and recorded in The River Ganga: The Life Line of India. The Ganga ecosystem becomes a floating mass of fish spawn during monsoon season.


- Introduction
- The Holy Ganga
- Economic Relevance of the Ganga and its Tributaries
- Origin of Ganga
- The Ganga-Bhagirath-Hooghly National Waterways
- The Sancity of the Ganga
- Status of Edaphic variables and their influence on Macrophytes-species diversity
- Diarah Land of the Ganga Basin
- Biological Spectrum of Ganga
- Fish and Fisheries
- Productivity
- Pollution of River Ganga
- Chemical Features of Liquid Wastes
- Sediments
- Bacteriological Studies
- Physico-chemical characters of River Ganga Waters
- Microbial Pattern
- Biomonitoring of Ganga at polluted sites
- Heavy Metal Contamination of Ganga River
- Varanashi in Relation to Atmospheric Deposition
- Conclusions and Future Strategy

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