There's a plethora of data on hand at the river Ganga within the kind of books, blogs, articles, web content, video clips. regrettably, lots of the information regarding this recognized river is in a scattered shape and reproduced from unverified assets. This contributed quantity is the 1st multi-author quantity booklet in this topic. The River Ganga encompasses a colossal array of themes written by way of a number of authors of contrast. subject matters comprise; hydrology, tributaries, water makes use of, and environmental gains akin to river water caliber, aquatic and terrestrial flora/fauna, normal assets, ecological features, delicate environmental parts and extra. half I provides a uncomplicated advent of the Ganga river. the present info and to be had details from a number of resources has been compiled in a pictorial model within the kind of cmaps. Its cultural value with altering occasions can also be mentioned. half II appears on the wealthy biodiversity of the Ganga Basin. It supplies an in depth description of the main 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 appears to be like on the complexities of matters confronting the river ‘Ganga in altering occasions’ be it snowmelt runoff, river financial institution erosion risks and hydropower tests; how the criteria of inhabitants, poverty and toxins give a contribution to the destiny of the river. half IV touches on fiscal facets derived from the river akin to enterprise possibilities and tourism.
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