Oxygen level in River Ganga dips alarmingly

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Varanasi, April 22, 2008: Millions are being spent to preserve the sacred river Ganges but the pollution levels in the river have reached an alarming level.

The Ganges, which finds a mention in mythological as well as historical contexts, is in a pitiable condition as the dissolved oxygen is dropping to alarmingly low levels. The banks of the river present an ironical picture where on one side religious activities take place and on the other side, heaps of garbage lies unattended.

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