'Ganges Riverbank in Varanasi', by Jeeheon Cho, 23 March 2010

In an attempt to deal with devastating drought,  the Indian government is preparing to begin an immense river-diversion project by channeling water from the Ganges River and the Brahmaputra River towards the most endangered areas in the east and south of the country.

However, environmental activists and other critics are warning this project may in fact be destructive towards river ecology, and do nothing to solve the harsh droughts or help the people.




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