India's national river today is one the top most polluted in the world. CNN-IBN brings you a special series on Saving the Ganga. Our Environment Editor, Bahar Dutt is on a journey, tracking the river from its 2000 km journey, from the Himalayas down to the sea to find out what it will take to save this river.
The Chipko movement, 40 years ago, was India's first green movement and one of India's first green heroes was Chandi Prasad Bhatt. On World Environment Day, CNN-IBN on a special journey down the Ganga, met Chandi Prasad and found that a new green movement was now needed to save India's most sacred river.
On World Environment Day, CNN-IBN focuses on 'Saving the Ganga', a 45-day campaign that highlights how the sacred river is dying despite thousands of crores of rupees being spent to save it.
On the World Environment Day, CNN-IBN focuses on 'Saving the Ganga', a 45-day campaign that highlights how the sacred river is dying despite thousands of crores of rupees being spent to save it. CNN-IBN's special report shows how dams and pollution are killing the river in every state it passes through.
At the historic city of Kanpur, a thriving leather industry is central to the crisis facing the Ganga. Rakesh Jaiswal, an eco-crusader, tells us why.
Even as a government commissioned Green Report recommends the scrapping of 34 dams on the Ganga's tributaries, the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, construction continues on 300 dams.