Future of the Environment

Saving India’s lifelines: what we must do to rescue our rivers

A Hindu woman performs ritual as she worships the Sun god on the banks of the river Ganges on the occasion of Chhat Puja in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata November 4, 2008. Hindu devotees fast all day for the betterment of their family and society during the festival and take a cleansing dip in the holy river Ganges. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw (INDIA)   BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - GM1E4B41UEB01

'We urgently need to shift from thinking of how to exploit our rivers to how to revitalize them' Image: REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

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