The #Yamuna River, a primary tributary to the #Ganges
The #Yamuna River, a primary tributary to the #Ganges, is integral to the great river’s health…or lack thereof. Beginning in the same region of the#Garhwal #Himalaya, the Yamuna flows through New Delhi – where it picks up millions of gallons of untreated raw #sewage each day – before flowing past the fabled #Taj #Mahal at #Agra and eventually rejoining the Ganges at the sacred confluence at #Allahabad.
Here on the banks of the Yamuna in the holy town of #Vrindavan, the Yamuna flows well, and looks reasonable under the vivid colors of sunset, but hidden beneath nature’s pastels lies a toxic slurry of industrial effluvia, human waste, rubbish, and more. Next month, Peter McBride and I will tell more of the Yamuna’s story and how it connects with our continued telling of the story of the Ganges.
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