By Rashmi Sanghi
There is a plethora of knowledge to be had at the river Ganga within the kind of books, blogs, articles, web pages, video clips. regrettably, lots of the information regarding this well-known river is in a scattered shape and reproduced from unverified assets. This contributed quantity is the 1st multi-author quantity e-book in this topic. The River Ganga contains a substantial array of issues written by means of numerous authors of contrast. subject matters comprise; hydrology, tributaries, water makes use of, and environmental beneficial properties reminiscent of river water caliber, aquatic and terrestrial flora/fauna, normal assets, ecological features, delicate environmental elements and extra. half I provides a easy advent of the Ganga river. the prevailing information and on hand info from quite a few assets has been compiled in a pictorial model within the type of cmaps. Its cultural significance with altering occasions is usually mentioned. half II seems on the wealthy biodiversity of the Ganga Basin. It provides a close description of the most important floral and faunal biodiversity with distinctive emphasis at the nationwide aquatic animal dolphin and Sunderbans, the biggest mangrove wetland on the earth. half III examines ‘The Ganga Water because it flows’. It specializes in the water caliber in addition to its linked demanding situations. half IV seems to be on the complexities of matters confronting the river ‘Ganga in altering instances’ be it snowmelt runoff, river financial institution erosion risks and hydropower tests; how the criteria of inhabitants, poverty and pollutants give a contribution to the destiny of the river. half IV touches on fiscal facets derived from the river equivalent to company possibilities and tourism.
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90 km2 of glaciated area. There are seven glaciated sub-basins in the Ganga basin. This study is of great significance as 2,500 glaciers have been monitored to estimate glacial advance. It is the first time that such a detailed inventory with the help of satellite data has been published that contains figures indicating the advance or retreat of glaciers. 3 Cultural Significance of River Ganga River Ganga is known for its physical and spiritual sustenance with powers of healing and regeneration.
The objective of this canal system was two pronged; one is to provide irrigation and to initiate navigation through the canal. It is for this reason, it was recommended that a discharge of 6,750 cusec (191 cumec) would be adequate to irrigate 5,96,474 ha area and to carry one main line of navigable canal from Kankhal (near Haridwar) to Kanpur . Introduction to Our National River Ganga via cmaps 17 Fig. 8 Some endangered species in Ganga basin 1 18 R. Sanghi and N. Kaushal Later on in year 1878, the Lower Ganga Canal was commissioned (Source: UP Irrigation Department).
Though the upper portion is the cleanest and contains a wide range of biodiversity and fragile ecosystems, the middle section is the most polluted, due to human actions, while in the lower segment, the sediment flowing in from Nepalese tributaries cause severe problems. The Ganga river basin is characterized by its rich fisheries and faunal diversity. , Catla catla, Labeo rohita, Cirrhinus mrigala and Labeo calbasu, the river sustains fisheries of large catfishes, mahseer, hilsa and other fish species.