A case in point is the Ganga, along certain towns with lesser Hindu populations, shows remarkably lesser levels of pollution. Sabarmati Riverfront The chief tributaries of this river are the Wakal, Harnav, Watrak, Hathmati and Sei rivers. The holy city of Ujjain is situated on the banks of the river Kshipra. We are planning to hold a rally through sixteen states. Most of the holy places in India like Haridwar, Varanasi, Nasik, Talakaveri, Patna and Ujjain are situated along the banks of the seven holy rivers. The solution is to shift from soil-depleting crops to tree-based agriculture.
However, during the recent years this idea has been subjected to a great amount of debate and discussion after the Supreme Court of India enjoined the Government of India to implement this grandiose project by 2016, an impractical timeframe. It originates from the Brahmagiri Hill in the Western Ghats and flow towards the Bay of Bengal. Though we have a plethora of problems in the country, one big feat we can be proud of is that our farmers have somehow managed to feed 1. The river Yamuna is worshipped as goddess Yamuna by Hindus and is highly venerated in Hinduism. It takes a national policy that includes all major rivers and their tributaries to bring about substantial change in the country.
The river flows northwards through Raipur district in Chhattisgarh and after meeting Seonath river it turns east and enters Odisha. If you enjoyed reading this post, stay connected with us on About The Author A passionate traveler, nature and wildlife enthusiast, Rashmi loves to explore places filled with natural beauty. Indeed, the water beds are drastically decreasing and we humans are knowingly causing the damage to our mother earth. Saving rivers and India is so important because our life line is depend on rivers we use water in the rivers for our agricultural purposes industrial purposes and domestic purposes so all these things we need water and if we save rivers so our India's lifeline is also be seen hope It helped you please comment me India is a civilization which flourished on banks of great rivers like holy Ganga, Sindhu, Krishna, Kaveri. At some level, it is important to tone down our spiritual expectations from Mother Ganga, and instead focus on our natural duty to preserve this vital lifeline.
A holy dip in the river Ganga is believed to absolve all from the accumulated sins. Narmada River Rising near the Amarkantak range of mountains in Madhya Pradesh, the Narmada is the largest west flowing river in Peninsular India. Few other major wildlife-protected areas in the Krishna basin include Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve, Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and Chandoli National Park. How are you supporting this? Later this year, the Walk of Hope will pass through Varanasi, the holy city that is also a major polluter of the Ganga. Many of the smaller rivers have already vanished. Flowing from south to eastwards along its 805 km course through the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, the river empties into the Bay of Bengal.
Just because a certain amount of money has already been invested into it does not mean we have to continue the same. In addition to the Ganges, it is also a major destination for water-based adventure sports like white-water rafting in Uttarakhand. Ganga originates in the Himalayas at Gaumukh and flows into the bay of Bay of Bengal. When the land was covered by rain forest, the precipitation gathered in the streams and rivers, and they were in full flow. The groundwater levels have fallen drastically in recent years. Only if there is enough moisture in the soil, can it feed the streams and rivers.
The government of Madhya Pradesh has recently started allotting a subsidy for two years for farmers who grow tree crops along the Narmada River. Rivers and streams have gone dry. River Originates From Falls into Major Cities on The Banks 1 Gangotri Glacier Bay of Bengal Varanasi, Allahabad, Haridwar, Patna 2 Angsi Glacier Tibet Bay of Bengal Guwahati, Dibrugarh 3 Tibet, Kailash Range Arabian Sea Leh, Kargil 4 Triambakeshwar, Maharashtra Bay of Bengal Trimbakeshwar, Nashik, Rajahmundry 5 Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh Arabian Sea Jabalpur, Harda, Bharuch 6 Near Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra Bay of Bengal Sangli, Vijayawada 7 Yamunotri Glacier Ganges River Delhi, Agra, Mathura 8 Hills of Southeastern Chhattisgarh Bay of Bengal Rajim, Sambalpur, Cuttack 9 Talakaveri, Karnataka Bay of Bengal Tiruchirapalli, Erode 10 Satpura Range near Multai, Madhya Pradesh Arabian Sea Burhanpur, Bhusawal, Surat 11 Lake Rakshastal in Tibet Indus River Ferozpur, Rupnagar 12 Vindhya Range Near Mhow, Madhya Pradesh Yamuna River Kota, Gwalior 13 Beas Kund, Himachal Pradesh Sutlej River Mandi, Kullu, Amritsar 14 Koodli where Tunga and Bhadra rivers meet , Karnataka Krishna River Harihar, Hospet, Hampi, Kurnool 15 Aravali Hills Near Udaipur, Rajasthan Arabian Sea Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar 1. The melting of the glaciers and the lack of snow are starkly visible in the Himalayas. Now, Thames is back to its old glory, home to about 125 species of fish and 400 species of invertebrates, and growing. The Krishna basin supports rich vegetation and hosts some of the The last surviving Mangrove forests in the Krishna estuary have been declared as the Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary.
Over the past few years, I have been deeply concerned by the monumental environmental threats faced by the Himalayas and, Ganga in particular. It drains into the Arabian sea through the Gulf of Khambhat. Apart from its life-sustaining properties, holy rivers are immensely used for devoutness. The simplest and most effective approach is to increase the tree coverage around the water bodies. For the last kumbha mela in Ujjain, they had to pump water from the Narmada to create an artificial river, because there was no water in the Kshipra. It flows afterward through Ladakh towards the Gilgit-Baltistan region and southward into Pakistan and finally unites with the Arabian sea near Karachi. Many urban residents pay ten times the normal amount for a can of water.
Add to this, million liters of industrial effluents generated by hundred of factories, and the run-off of chemical fertilizers and pesticides from hectares of agricultural land served by the Ganga. Legend has it that the river Tapti is the daughter of Surya, the Sun god and Chhaya, the goddess of shadow. But if we really want a solution, there has to be a policy change on a governmental level. The Serene Indus River The river begins its 3,180 km long journey from the Tibetan plateau of the Kailash Mountain range near lake Mansarovar. Due to the pressures of population and development, our perennial rivers are becoming seasonal. During our padayatra, we came across rivers whose state is similar or more alarming than the Ganga. The blue waters of the Beas river add to the scenic beauty of the charming Kullu and Kangra valleys.
The availability of fruit also improves nutritional intake among people. Godavari is the second largest river and considered to be one of the seven holy rivers. Kaveri is maybe forty percent of what it used to be when I was a young boy. There is unequivocal evidence that this is where we are headed. We have to make everyone in the country aware that there is an express need for action to save the rivers. The striking Shivasamudram falls of Kaveri River is the second biggest water falls in India.
There are several ancient and holy sites situated on the banks of the river Tungabhadra including Pampapati temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Karnataka, Sri Jogulamba Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati in Andhra Pradesh. Krishna River Also known as Krishnaveni, the Krishna river has its origin in the Western Ghats near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra. But not for much longer. The Place of union of the Tungabhadra and the Krishna River is a holy pilgrimage site. The holy river Beas finds mention in the scripts of Indian epic Mahabharata as the Vipasa river.