Ganges Delta Problems
The water supply of Ganges is shrinking and the river Is going to dry out In the future, because the meliorate from the mountains Is gone in 20 years and then there Is no water anymore from glaciers. So In 20 years the river probably Is a dry river. If the temperature Is rising ,the snow Is melting of the Himalayan glaciers and an effect Is that the melting water comes down Into the river which causes heavenly flooding. There are more and heavier erratic rainfalls In the Ganges In the monsoon season.
Warmer and more humid weather. Increasing of cyclones caused by air-pressure and higher temperatures, which are caused by the climate change. Pollution in the Ganges River occurs daily when civilians from all over come to bath in the most sacred river in India. Cremated bodies, sewage from factories, and occasionally a dead animal float around in the river on a daily basis. Because the river is known as a sacred healing body of water, people who have sicknesses and diseases bathe themselves hoping that it will cure them.
Others who go into the polluted her do it because of tradition, especially Hindu priests. Over the years not such has been done to try to clean up the unsanitary Ganges River. The efforts that have been made have either made it worse or not even worked at all! The city of Variants, in India, has begun many groups to help clear up the river and make it clean to bath in once again. Veer Buddha Miser, a head priest at the Sank Mochas temple, founded the Sank Mochas Foundation. The foundation gives awareness on the need to protect the Ganges River.
The foundation had come up with a few ways to try to clean the river up. The plan involves a 4-mile pipeline to intercept all the sewage that would normally flow in to the Ganges from the Variants area. The pipeline would then extend another 4 miles to an elevated sandbar in the Ganges where a series of ponds would cleanse the waste using microorganisms to destroy the bacteria. The government has already spent about $33 million to build a plant that would help with the huge sewage problem.
The problem with this new idea of using a pipeline to clean the water is the fact that it used electric-powered pumps to pump the water through to clean it. When the power goes out, the town regained all the polluted water right back, and was even more than there was before! That idea was thrown out a couple of years after it was applied. Another attempt at cleaning the water has started a couple of years ago. The Gang Action Plan (GAP) is in effect, and will be about a seven-year process.
The first phase of this plan had failed, and the people hope that the second phase will be effective. The civilians are sure it will fail if electric-powered pumps like the other cleanup ideas run it. Hopefully over the upcoming years the awareness of the polluted Ganges River will increase. The more inventions thought up on how to clean the river the better, so that the people who consider the river sacred can at least bath in a river that is Just as pure as its reputation.