The Ganges – river of life, religion and waste

By Stuart Butler
January 7, 2022

The Ganges is one of the most polluted rivers on Earth, but such is its religious importance that there are those willing to make enormous sacrifices to see that it’s cleaned up.

The date is 8 October 2018 and a man lies, unmoving, on a hospital bed. The white bed sheet hides his emaciated frame, but his hollowed-out face and sapling-thin wrists tell the story – he is slowly starving to death.

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