What To Do (Or Not Do) While at Ganga or Any Water Body
throw object from pujas or havans in the river. Instead, put biodegradable
materials such as samagri or flowers in plant pots or composting piles,
and recycle all paper and plastics.
placing offerings in Ganga or any river, make sure your offerings are 100%
natural and biodegradable (no plastics). If your offering is in a plastic
bag, make sure to take the offering out of the bag and recycle the bag.
Ganga is considered a great purifier, but plastics kill all life in its
waters and along its banks.
use Ganga or any river as a bathroom. Instead use a community toilet.
you must use the Ganga or any river to do your laundry, donít use
using cloth bags instead of plastic. Plastic bags are a huge source of
pollution in the Ganga.
wear clothes made of animal furs or leather, as the toxic chemicals that
are used to produce these materials are being dumped by the ton into Ganga
and its tributaries.
Cremination on the banks of ganga as well as dumping of ashes in the Ganga
must be prevented.
discharge of untreated urban wastes and industrial
effluents from the cascade of large and medium cities located along the
course of Ganga and its tributaries must be avoided.
Do not dump domestic and industrial waste in the river.
Chemicals from the industries should not dump in the river.
Avoid disposal of untreated urban, municipal waste/sewage
as well as
industrial effluents and industrial wastes.
ashes after crimination of dead bodies and partly burn bodies.
Avoid disposal of agriculture wastes, fertilizers,
Avoid disposal of heavy waste generated during religious
fairs on the banks of river Ganga.
Avoid disposal of huge amount of untreated waste
contributed by countless tanneries's chemical plants, textile mills,
distilleries, slaughterhouses, and hospitals.
washing, cleaning utensils, and brushing teeth should be avoided.