An evening by the ganges !!
credits : @amituniyal
facts of river ganga:🕉️
1. the point of origin of ganga is gangotri glacier in himalayas’ southern slope & it runs through #india
& bangladesh, covering a total distance of 1560 miles or 2520 kms.
2. ganga is the home for 140 different species of fish & 90 different species of amphibians, many of which are near extinction today.
3. ganga is also the home for fresh water dolphins & ganges sharks, both of which are endangered species with ganges shark being critically endangered.
4. river ganga supports many bird species that are uniquely found in india. they don’t live anywhere else in world.
5. university of roorkee’s d.s. bhargava, an environmental engineer, studied & found that ganga is the only river in the world that decomposes organic wastes at a rate 15 to 25 times faster compared to other rivers in entire world.
6. d.s. bhargava also found during his 3-year study that the river is capable of reducing its level biochemical oxygen demand way faster than any other river in this world. he explains that organic waste reduces the level of dissolved oxygen in river water when it starts putrefying & ganga is no different but, an unknown substance in ganga kills organic material & bacteria & helps to increase the level of dissolved oxygen.
7. as a part of natural process (& as scientists believe, with a little help of deforestation & pollution), ganga is shifting! in haridwar, ganga has shifted by 500 meters from its original course.
8. in bihar, the river has shifted by 2.5 kilometers since 1990.
9. the plains of ganga are extremely fertile, supporting the livelihood of over 400 million people. another 1.2 billion #indians
live in the 1557-mile stretch around this river.
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