Caring for Nature: The Troubled Waters

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  • Publisher : TERI Press
TERI Press
  • Tags

    #Nature #Environment #Conservation #Water #rivers

  • Age group

    9+

  • Category

    Nature , School , Reading Olympiad - Grade 6

As the first rays of the sun light up the eastern sky and the bells sound in the temples, pilgrims step into the holy waters of the Ganga. They stand chest-deep in the river, offer flowers to the sun god, and take quick dips. Dhani looks at this spectacular morning ritual with a frown on his face. A question has been disturbing Dhani for many days now. The River Ganga, a river that is so sacred to us, is getting polluted at a rapid rate with industrial chemicals, untreated sewage, and ashes.