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Redefining Ganga River: A challenging and complex task

The Ganga River Basin impacts the lives of some 500 million people across four countries with a substantial proportion of these people being both poor and directly reliant on the river system for livelihoods and subsistence. The river (and hence the vulnerable population) is subjected to approximately 6614 million litres per day of waste water with an organic pollution load of 426 tonnes per day (CPCB, 2016). In addition, India, which hosts the longest element of the river course, is...

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