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Indian industries told to clean up the Ganges

Much needed clean-up ordered for the polluted Ganges.
Clean-up ordered for the polluted Ganges. Image by Jon Rawlinson / CC BY 2.0

Companies along the River Ganges in India have been ordered by the government to stop polluting the nation’s most sacred river. By 31 March 2015, all companies releasing waste water into the river will be required to install modern waste monitoring systems and adhere to new pollution targets, or be closed down. Although millions bathe in the Ganges daily for religious rites, the river is one of the most polluted on earth. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Joe Bindloss