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India’s Ganges river is the main source of water for half a billion people. It’s also holy to the country’s almost 1 billion Hindus, who bathe in the river to be cleansed of their sins and believe that if a body is cremated and released into the water at Varanasi it can escape the cycle of reincarnation.

But the river’s cleansing abilities are limited by the fact that the Ganges is one of the world’s most polluted waterways: A billion gallons of raw sewage and industrial waste currently pour into it every day.

The Indian government’s most recent initiative to tackle the pollution problem, Namami Gange, was announced in 2014 and promised $3 billion in funding. So far, it has yielded very few results, and a 2017 investigation concluded that just $205 million had been spent.

Still, the government has launched some pretty outlandish plans, including breeding thousands of flesh-eating turtles to deal with the 200 tons of half-cremated, decomposing bodies that enter the river at Varanasi every year, and commissioning an official pop anthem for the river to rouse patriotic sentiment.

With a growing scandal on its hands, Narendra Modi’s government is scrambling to finish planned Ganges projects before the 2019 general elections. But environmental scientist and campaigner Rakesh Jaiswal said he hasn’t seen any change so far. “The situation is worsening, and in the last 24 years I have seen no improvement at all,” he told VICE News.

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“The situation is worsening, and in the last 24 years I have seen no improvement at all,”
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Peter
Beautiful? I think not!
Francisco Contreras
too many fools
Bhuwan Benjamin
People going crazy watching this video on ganga. Just wait till you find out about Yamuna.
Edward Li
And this is why India is a developing country lol
Малькольм длинный член
Not all cultures are equal and this proves it.
Frank Matthews
Making a river human was a discussed option for smart government people lmfao
Jonathan oQo
I love ganga so much... Wait I have to take a shit 💩🏊😝
Ding dong so long they call it long schlong
Imagine being born Indian lmfao
Thisisdav19
Bro don’t even feel bad for them. They did this to them selfs. If they were to some what clean the river, they’ll just pollute it right back.
Fuckoff Google
Build. Sewage. Plants. RETARDS.
Fuckoff Google
Imagine how beautiful this place must have been... about 1000 years ago.
Daniel Roth
These fu*kin people are so oblivious to the facts.
Dan Hersey
How about not throwing dead bodies into the river, stupid brown people.
armagedon026
I died a little bit inside watching this
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I have swampland in florida for sale. Any takers?
Enrique Ponce
ugh dirty people
Blind Squid
India WTF is wrong with you? Your people believe the Ganges is holy why do you allow this pollution? I cannot understand the mindset on this.
EGI Nasihin
How could this man become profesor with that teori,haha
Evan Serrano
Lol why the hell would someone go into that...???? There is nothing holy bout shit...
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Anti-Vaxxers In Texas Would Rather India Wants To Use Flesh Eating 4 months ago   07:28

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Baseless claims about a link between vaccines and developmental disorders have fueled the so called “anti-vaxxer” movement for years now. But in Texas, the anti-vaxxers are motivated by something else: an unconditional commitment to personal freedom—even at the expense of public health. VICE News Tonight correspondent Arielle Duhaime-Ross travels to three cities in Texas to speak with people on either side of this fight.

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