Polluted Shore Of The Ganges River , Varanasi , India . The Ganges Is Major Rive ...
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Description: Polluted shore of the Ganges river , Varanasi , India . The Ganges is major river in Indian subcontinent and it is instrumental to the agricultural economies of India and Bangladesh . The area of Ganges and its tributaries support one of the worlds highest density of human population . More than 400 million people live along Ganges , an estimated 60000 persons ritually bathe daily in the river . While the Ganges may be considered holy , there are serious problems associated with the ecology . It is filled with chemical wastes , sewage and even the remains of human and animal corpses which carry major health risks by either direct bathing in the water , or by drinking the highly contaminated water .