With onset of lock down, we are seeing nature healing by itself. From Europe to Australia to everywhere else, people have walked indoors. And nature is self rebooting. This time its our own Ganga river.
Ganga or Ganges is the holy river that Hindus worship. Cremating someone on the banks of Ganga is considered spiritual. Hence the various ghats on the banks of the river have turned into funeral sites. Not anymore.
The nationwide lock down has forced people to stop abusing the rivers. No more funerals on the banks of Ganges. No more factories pumping their polluted fluids into the river. They apparently make to more than 10% of pollution of the Ganga.
With no people taking dips or throwing half burnt corpses into the river, there is a drastic change. The water of Ganga are clear than ever with multiple birds and other aquatic creatures returning to its waters. Lesser people in various cities on the banks of Ganga means less air pollution as well.
What’s more? The water of Ganga is so clear that it is fit to drink, says pollution control board. So is the state with river Yamuna and Brahmaputra as well. These 3 rivers are the main lifelines of a majority of northern India.