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 Mythological Origin of Holy River Ganga  Ganga: Past, present and future  Gangajal: Special quality  Ganga: balancing religion and science  Course taken by Ganga  Ganga and its tributaries  Sorrow of Bihar  Ghats of river Ganga  Cremation on banks of river  Origin and duties of River Tat-rakshaks  Future of Ganga  Poems on River Ganga  Shlokas on River Ganga  Photos of River Ganga  Movies/Documentaries on River Ganga  Festivals at River Banks  Kumbh Mela and its significance  Religion and Pollution of River  Geomorphology of river  The shrinking Ganga glaciers  Enhancing groundwater storages  Catchment area protection  Assessment of Environmental flow in river  Role of small ponds and reservoirs (natural and manmade) in maintaining river flow  Surface and groundwater interaction  Ecosystem of Ganges  Biodiversity  Flora and Fauna of Ganga basin: Riparian and Aquatic  The endangered species in Ganga basin  National aquatic animal Dolphin  Ganga fishes  Sunder bans  Wetland : Small and Large  Wetlands : Natural and Manmade  Hydro electric projects in Ganga basin  Dams and their role  Flood situation and its prevention measures  Role of Embankment in flood control  Forestation and Sedimentation control  Forestation and landslides  Livelihood of people along the banks of ganges  Agriculture in Ganga basin  Sewage treatment in Ganga basin  Zero waste discharge in rivers  River discharge into sea a waste?  Ecological Restoration  Public – Private Partnership in River Basin Management  Empowering communities in Watershed Management  Role and Responsibilities of communities in management of river
aakanksharampuriaRivers have been very useful to men in all parts of the earth since very early times. They provide water to slake the thirst of men, to fertilize their lands and to provide a means of communication for the goods that transport from place to place. The escalating hydrological alteration of rivers on a global scale and resultant environmental degradation, has led to the establishment of the science of environmental flow assessment in the recent years whereby the quantity and quality of water required for ecosystem conservation and resource protection are determined. Environmental Flows (eFlows) refer to water provided within a river, wetland or coastal zone to maintain ecosystems and the benefits they provide to people. In our M.Tech project ,we worked on Mansagar Lake in Jaipur which motivated us to work further in assessing the water quality. It was depressing to see mass carnage of fish at Mansagar lake on 22 July 2010. Only recently the water quality had improved, leading to fish proliferating in the lake. Just one heavy shower that washed the city’s dirt and garbage into the lake was enough to lead to the death of thousands of fish. Therefore, it is essential to understand the pollution inventory of organic compounds entering the lake to maintain its water quality. Our main area of focus was to analyse the present physico-chemical characteristics of lake water and compare these present data with available past data to find out changes in lake water quality with time. We also analyzed the efficiency of constructed wetland set up there to treat the sewage to a tertiary degree. Pollutants were entering Mansagar Lake from point sources (sewage treatment plant and homes) and non point sources(runoff from adjoining highway, and human settlements spread over its catchment). We measured both filtered and non filtered BOD and COD to find out the contribution of suspended and dissolved organics . In this process we learnt many things about the difference in the characteristics of runoff received under typical Indian urban setting and those in the western world reported in the literature. River water quality management also depends a lot on realistic apportionment of various sources of organics entering the system and the principles of biodegradation also remain more or less similar. It will be a good learning experience for us, if we are permitted to attend your conference.
abdo2009 I want to attend this course because I am employment in Remote Sensing Authority as a researcher in Department of Mapping and Monitoring Natural Resources and GIS. In this Department, we are going to Implemented Project about Hydrology in some of Town in Sudan. Therefore, this course will be very important for My Authority and me in Future. In addition, I am registered for PhD in related Topic in the University of Khartoum – Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences. In addition, all the Course Items will be add in training Course in my Authority (RSA) -Sudan. Remote Sensing Authority, one of the bodies in Sudan working in the field of remote sensing and geographic information systems since it was a center and then was escalated to an organization, which is affiliated to the National Center for Research - Ministry of Science and Technology. Authority to contain more than about 50 employees from different disciplines in addition to the Director-General. Contains four main sections, a section Mapping and monitoring natural resources, and the Department of geographic information systems and digital processing, and the Department of natural disasters. In addition to our interpretation of digital images. Also includes a laboratory containing the full accessories in order to conduct training courses. Commission implemented several large projects in cooperation with several institutions. Now works in the project for the modernization of land cover for Sudan in collaboration with FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. So this Course will be more benefit to my Authority. That my Organization will Chose me to take degree in this field.
abhishek bhardwajI am Abhishek Kumar Bhardwaj. My educational back ground is M.Sc. in Environmental Science. I pursued my graduation in Biotechnology from S.M.M. Town Degree College, Ballia and M.Sc. (Environmental Science) from Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur. During my Ist year of P.G programme I have done three months Summer Training in a Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology, V.B.S. Purvanchal University Jaunpur on the topic “Studies on Removal of Heavy Metals (Cd, Cu, and As) by using a Fungi Plurotus”. During IInd year, I completed six months dissertation work from Department of Civil Engineering, I.T. B.H.U., Varanasi with Prof. Prabhat Kumar Singh as Supervisor and Mr. Anurag Ohri as Co-Supervisor. The title of my dissertation work is “Selection of ground water recharge sites for treated waste water from S.T.P. using GIS: A case Study of Varanasi.” Restoration of ‘Nirmal’ dhara and ‘Aviral’ dhara in the rivers of the Ganga basin are two important objectives of Ganga River Basin Management Plan (GRBMP). It has been suggested that this will require following steps for sewage collection, treatment and disposal processes: 1. Complete stoppage of the discharge of sewage, either treated or un‐treated from towns and cities into the tributaries of the Ganga basin. 2. Effluents from urban domestic sources must be collected and treated up to tertiary level. 3. The treated water should be recycled or reused for various purposes, i.e., industrial, irrigation, horticultural, non‐contact/non‐potable domestic uses, groundwater recharge, etc. Thus there is a definite need to explore the possibilities of ground water recharge using the treated municipal waste waters. Varanasi being one of the major cities on the banks of Ganga deserves special attention due to its cultural and tourism value. I have attempted to understand the relevant parameters for ground water recharge using treated waste waters and applied the GIS tools to find suitable sites for the purpose near three working STPs of Varanasi. In the process of this learning, I developed great passion to work for the betterment of river Ganga and its water quality. I wish to attend “River Basin Planning-2011” conference to understand broader issues involved in the process. With regards Abhishek Kumar Bhardwaj M.Sc. (Environmental Science) V.B.S. Purvanchal University, Jaunpur
achalgarg_1992As I am a student of Infrastructure Engineering, currently working on different projects on Green Buildings and Environmental Impact Assessment, I want to attend the River Basin Planning Conference to grow up my knowledge on River Linking, Environmental Impacts and Sustainability. In past, I have worked with Dr. G. D. Agarwal on Save Ganga Movement and now want to contribute with my ideas and suggestions on River Basin Planning and River Interlinking Projects through this Conference. In future, I also want to do some research projects on construction and designing of hydro power plants. This Conference will be very beneficial for my future interest areas. This conference will attract a huge number of youth participants, so it will also be a platform to share the views of different participants from different regions on River Basin Planning. I want to gain some more knowledge on the topics from others and share my views also. I am ready with my ideas and suggestions in a poster form and will submit soon. My basic interest behind participating in this conference is to generate some new ideas and concepts which will be helpful for water sustainability which we need in the current era where we are building a huge number of hydro power plants, river interlinking projects and river action plans. So, we have to develop a sustainable approach which will be helpful for the society and the project as well as.
agupta Rivers had been one of the life lines since the inception of the humanity. There is an immense threat to the worthiness and usability of many rivers. Most of the rivers in India have become very dirty and intoxicated, especially in downstream, because of unjustified exploitation and then hazardous industrial and domestic discharge etc. At many places where robust culture and life has flourished in the past have now become tourist places. There people visit and try to visualize how and why the situation have successively worsened. By touring these places people also try to feel the implications of injudicious use of these life lines in their immediate future. People worshiped river Ganga not only because of its being huge resource of clean water but also because of dissolved medicines and herbs which could cure even the toughest decease. So in olden days people took dip and drank holly water and got cured but now if we do the same at few places we may be engulfed in decease. Countable experts and uncountable citizens of India are working day and night to make rives clean and revives their original worth. Very recently I joined as a Project Associate in Hydraulics. Above is my by-default perception because of socialization. I am registering for this conference because I am curious to know: In what lines exactly the experts are executing revival of rivers especially the Ganga? How individual and small groups can support in this campaign? Also, I wish to be enriched by listening to great speakers. Thank You.
aherpdSoil and water are the most vital resources for agriculture, in present scenario India’s land resources are under immense pressure, it shares only 2% geographical area but supports approximately 18% of world’s population and over 15% of worlds livestock same thing is also applicable for forest, mineral and ocean resources. Hence there is great need for conservation, optimum utilization and management of these precious natural resources for betterment of socio-economics states of the country. Development of new technologies will help to resolve the predicaments in various environmental systems including river ecosystem e.g. during last two decades remote sensing through both areal and satellite based systems has become effective tools for obtaining valuable information about earth resources which are vital for development of strong database for planning process and implementation of various programs. GIS links land cover data to topographic location which is important for planning and management activities concerned with surface of earth. GIS offers technologically suitable method for various issues like land resource assessment, delineating different land use pattern flood management, irrigation water management, drought investigation and management. In future India will be the major centre for research and technology development on the basis of knowledge economy. Therefore study and research in this field is essential for improving socio-economic aspects of India. According to me, “BRiP 2011” conference will provide an unprecedented opportunity for researchers and professionals to learn new techniques / technologies, investigations, models and tools for sustainable development and management water resources that is needed in the future. BRiP 2011 will assist to recognize the need of river basin planning and management in India. For me, the planned debate and discussion in “BRiP 2011” will give clear vision of various ecological dilemmas e.g. river basin planning. Through my analytical and research skills developed, if given a chance, by attending “BRiP 2011” I feel that I will be able to contribute fruitfully to the ongoing research (Ph.D). Thus, I submit this written statement with an earnest request to consider my candidature favorably. I would like to thank you for taking the time to go through my application. Thanking You. Yours sincerely Ms. Prajakta D. Aher
aish_1232Ganga is considered the mother of all rivers.It is considered holy in the indian culture.It is symbol of indian diversity and culture.It has also been proved that at places where it is in its purest forms it bears a lot many medicinal properties and is a home for a wide range of flora and fauna.But with urbanisation ganga has recorded a tremendous increase in level of pollutants.i personally have a feeling that conferences of this level, which will includes some of the brightest minds of the country along with leading educationalists and able guidance of prime minister shall endeavour to create awareness among the masses.I have a strong feeling of concern towards the increasing pollution in the ganga river and i have an opinion that i would get to learn a lot about the plans and development currently undertaken to save ganga.It is truly deeply anguishing that we have failed to make the Ganga free from pollution in spite of our central government launching the Ganga Action Plan in 1985, and spending hundreds of crores of rupees for this purpose, even though we know that the Ganga is the lifeline of our crores of people and crores of our people consider her to be their divine mother, and our experts claim that we have the necessary knowledge, skill and wealth to make the Ganga and her tributaries completely pollution free within two years,so i guess it would be better to chore out a better plan or methodology for the same. This conference shall provide all of us a platform to bring out a change at larger level.I have been actively involved in NGO work both at college as well as outside and promise to do my best in spreading awareness among people,to motivate them at all scales and turn up masses for this movements.So my main aim to attend this conference is to know more about our sacred river current status ,to be a part in its conservation and to spread the message of saving ganga to all.
ajai singhI am very much interested to join the national students conference on river basin planning BRiP - 2011 on 4-5 nov. 2011 at the IIT kanpur organized by consortium of very reputed seven IITs. Ganga is the holy river of India.Due to urbanization and industrialization of the developing countries like India facing the several problem like disasters, pollution etc.Now Ganga carries the load of pollution which cause the various diseases in the environment . The Ganga river is also facing the water pollution near Kanpur.Ganga is more polluted due to the Jajmau and Unnao leather factories discharge their waste water in the Ganga river.Due to this factor many people face various problem in their day to day life. So as a general public i wanted to join this conference to know more about the national river basin planning and what locally we can do to improve or reduce the water quality of the river Ganga. And to know what the government planed for the Ganga pollution and what we can contribute by own way. I will try my best to do what i can do after attending this conference. My moto is to attend this conference not only to attend but also i want to work in future under this programme.
ajoy kr dasRiver plays an important role in maintaining the ecosystem.Therefore, if there is no proper management of the river and it's basin then there will be lots of problems to maintain a balance ecosystem. There is an urgent need to manage the river and it's basin. As Ganga is the national river of India we should take all the possible step to maintain it and to save it from any type of disturbance. A majority of the people of this region are directly depending upon this river. The ganga river basin is one of the main agricultural site of India.But due to agriculture most of the original forest is disappeared from this area. Industrialization is another factor which affects thia area more. Pollution is a unwanted gift of industrial revolution. Again, due to construction of dams becomes a threat to the river and it's basin itself. Huge sedimentation, increasing flood intensity and increasing tendency of bank failure are some of its impacts. Erosion has swept away large areas of this region causing large scale population displacement. For this effective Basin-management plan is needed so that the flow of the river can be regulated .Otherwise, it will created enormous damage, displacing lakhs of people. Now,if it is a continuous process, then the question is where people will go? Either they have to resettled by the government or there is another scope of deforestation. If there is deforestation then there will problem in preserving biodiversity? Again, construction of dams affects the ecological processes of nature which renews life support systems, a river like Ganga with a rich socio-cultural history. Lots of ethnic groups are living in the area of Ganga basin. And, if all these problems cannot be solved then there is a chance of losing the source of indigenous knowledge f regarding plants from different ethnic peoples, whatever they have. The knowledge owned by the people living for ages with the river, the oft-quoted traditional wisdom, is not primitive being non-technical, but futuristic. So, there is an urgent need to preserve all types of diversity present in this region. Holding of conference in this regard is important to know better about the mighty and holly Ganga and to take necessary strategies to save it.
akhilkumardwivediGanga is one of the longest river of Indian Subcontinent and it is our National Heritage too, it completes its course of about 2500 KM, Ganga ranks among top 5 most populated river and ranks in top 20 in discharge. It serves about 400 million people i.e. about 1000 person/sq mile as inhabitants. Ganga is believed to be goddess of curing sins according to Hindu mythology, from most primitive civilization of Harappa including Indo Aryan & Vedic People, up till present day it is serving us. Ganga has extraordinary high rate of reareation and 60 % of BOD is processed within an hour. According to Dr. D S Bhargaw University of Roorkee Ganga decomposes organic matter 25 times faster than any other river. Many Canals, Dams, Barrages operates on Ganga, it is highly used for irrigation in plains and it provided one of worlds most fertile area as Indo Gangetic Alluvium Plain, many industry directly depend on it for operations. There are many religious cities on its banks; one of world’s biggest Hindu pilgrimage is organized at Allahabad on its banks. Inspite of greatness of Ganga, it is most polluted river in present scenario. Its water is highly contaminated and toxic. The river channel is shortening and depth is also reducing. Many industries directly dispose their waste untreated and most of Municipal Corporation drains all untreated sewage to it. Ganga in present era is most endangered river. Rivers are symbol of life, the flow of river is being imagined as sprit of human beings. River is in true sense is like a mother, it provides food, it fulfills your thirst, agricultural land, water for irrigation, medium for transportation, arena for water sports and lot more. River is also a natural ecosystem which is self sustained also. So being born on bank of this holy river love and respect for it is natural, if I could get an opportunity to attend the conference, it would be my good luck to learn from some great scientist and I would have an opportunity to share my innovative ideas on River Basin Planning.
alisayed Expression of Interest Ganga River is polluted due to rapid increase of human population, industrial growth and development. According Hindu religious people Ganga River is revered as a goddess whose purity cleanses the sins of the faithful and aids the dead on their path toward heaven. The Hindu people also believe life is incomplete without bathing in the Ganga at least once in their lifetime. But Ganga is included five most polluted river in the World. Now it’s time to save the Ganga for future generation. If the youth generation motives their view about the Ganga River so it will be better delegation for save the Ganga. I am one person to interest for share my views, ideas and experiences with new generation through participating in this national conference.Another reason to attend the conference is to increase my knowledge by hearing the experts view and it will help in my research work. I am working on “Preparation of Ganga River Basin and Management Plan” as a JRF, IIT, Guwahati. It is very much pleasure for me to give the opportunity to participate in the respective national conference. Your kind and positive respond will appreciate me. From Md Sayed Ali Junior Research Fellow Civil Deparatment,IIT, Guwahati-781039
anandkumarguptaDear Sir, Myself Anand Kumar Gupta presently pursuing Ph.D. from Department of Agronomy and Soil Science, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow want to participate in BRiP 2011 for a noble cause to protect our river basins in planned way. A River basin is the portion of land drained by a river and its tributaries. It encompasses all of the land surface dissected and drained by many streams and creeks that flow downhill into one another, and eventually into one river. The final destination is an estuary or an ocean. As a bathtub catches all the water that falls within its sides, a river basin sends all the water falling on the surrounding land into a central river and out to the sea. Due to pollution load and various environmental deteriorating factors, there is a great threat for the river basins who need our prime focus and protection.There should be better planning and plans to be made by the planners with concern to the researchers and youth. That is why I want to participate in BRiP 2011. I have done M.Sc. in Environmental Science (GOLD Medalist) from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow and M.Phil. in Energy and Environment (University Topper)from Devi Ahilya University, Indore. This conference will help me in better understanding of the Environment mainly River Basin Protection. In this way, I can help the society and environment in better way. Therefore, I request you to kindly register me for BRiP 2011. Thanks and Regards, Anand Kumar Gupta Research Scholar, Deptt. of Agronomy and Soil Science, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow Mob: 8858393874
ANKUR RAJ I am a student of “Environment and Water management”. Now a day the water scarcity is increasing day by day and one of the major problems is the ground water pollution.In Bihar underground water is contaminated by Arsenic which are showing impact on the human health. Due to arsenic contamination, the people are affecting by the skin diseases and later it acts as a cancer. Now, I am working on the topic of “EFFECT OF ARSENIC ON PADDY PLANTS” under my college. Due to increase in the sediments in ganga the depth of river is decreasing and the water holding capacity of ganga is decreasing. People are mainly depend on underground water for irrigation and the number of tubewells are increasing which disturbed the aquifer where the Arsenic are packed and after disturbance it get dissolve in ground water.Paddy is one of the major food crops in Bihar. Paddy requires huge volume of water, long term use of arsenic contaminated water for irrigation may result in the increase of arsenic concentration in the agricultural soil and eventually accumulation in paddy plants. By, attending this conference I want to understand, How the River Basin Planning can be helpful to decrease effect of ground water pollution so that it can be use for human. As per as my concern the river water not contain Arsenic, So If the Ganga river will have enough water to fulfill the demand of human life then the use of the underground water will decrease and the river water can be use for irrigation and other uses. Thanks
Anubhav TyagiImpact of climate change on basin hydrologic cycle and river flow The hydrological cycle is intimately linked with changes in atmospheric temperature and radiation balance. Warming of the climate system in recent decades is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global sea level. Analyses show warming rates in the lower- and mid-troposphere that are similar to rates at the surface. Attribution studies show that most of the observed increase in global temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in greenhouse gas concentrations. For widespread regions, cold days, cold nights and frost have become less frequent, while hot days, hot nights and heat waves have become more frequent over the past. Climate warming observed over the past several decades is consistently associated with changes in a number of components of the hydrological cycle and hydrological systems such as: changing precipitation patterns, intensity and extremes; widespread melting of snow and ice; increasing atmospheric water vapour; increasing evaporation; and changes in soil moisture and runoff e.g. the Ganges basin the June rainfall in 1970-60 displayed positive anomaly (i.e., higher rainfall than the average), which now shows negative anomaly (i.e., lower than the average) in the recent decade 2000-90. There is still substantial uncertainty in trends of hydrological variables because of large regional differences, and because of limitations in the spatial and temporal coverage of monitoring networks. For hydrological variables such as runoff, non climate- related factors may play an important role locally (e.g. changes in extraction). The impact of climate change on snow, ice and frozen ground as sensitive storage variables in the water cycle is highly non-linear and more physically- and process-oriented modelling, as well as specific atmospheric downscaling, is required. There is a lack of detailed knowledge of runoff changes as caused by changing glaciers, snow cover, rain– snow transition, and frozen ground in different climate regions. Methods need to be improved that allow the assessment of the impacts of changing climate variability on freshwater resources. Melting of glaciers and ice caps contribute roughly 10-12 cm to sea level rise. During the 20th century, sea level rose about 15-20 centimetres (roughly 1.5 to 2.0 mm/year), even a small increase in sea level can have a dramatic impact on many coastal environments and infrastructure. Over 600 million people live in coastal areas that are less than 10 meters above sea level, and two-thirds of the world’s cities that have populations over five million are located in these at-risk areas. Low-lying coastal regions in developing countries such as Bangladesh, Vietnam, India, and China have especially large populations living in at-risk coastal areas such as deltas, where river systems enter the ocean. As there is no substitute and it is the only organized forum for a small group to spend serious time discussing one or more topics. These are consistently the most enlightening sessions, and give you the largest opportunity to meet and interact with intelligent people interested in a topic that you are interested in. So to elaborate my knowledge I want to be a part of this conference.
ANUP KUMAR GUPTA Myself Anup Kumar Gupta, M.Sc Environmental science from Purvanchal University Jaunpur. I live in Varanasi and as a part of my habit and interest in Ganga river I always been like to visit Ganga Ghats from last 10 years in this way I got that its status is regularly declining .Main reason behind it solid waste,sewage drainage and lack of public awareness.From beginning I always been like to do something to emphasize the quality of river Ganga in Varanasi and always seek to attend such a conference or symposium that mainly focused on such a special issue this is why because Ganga river is one of the imp water resource .About 14 million people are directly depends on river Ganga for their different purposes. It also play a key role in maintaining a balance in ecosystem. I like to join the conference because I hope I will got some new ideas and knowledge’s that will help me to do something with new ideas . Area of Interest-To does something which can help to emphasize the quality of river Ganga. Work experience-As a part of M.Sc curriculum I have analyzed different water parameters of water that are important for water quality. I have also done a summer training of 4 weeks in STP at Bhagwanpur Varanasi and also done my dissertation work of 6 months from BHU on topic to analyzed the Physicochemical properties of River Varuna. Future Approach- I like to do something to enhance the water quality of river Ganga with Microbial approach i got this idea on the basis of the fact that there is a bacterium Bdelovibriose bacteriovorus that kill the other microbes that are reasonable for polluting Ganga water and there are reasonable for purity of Ganga from long time. With regard Anup Kumar Gupta
anuragtewariSince it is matter of great interest when some one who has acquired knowledge is going to share and experience it . The same kind of thing , by attending this conference the individual can understand and share his/her things before the academic community. Since the area of water pollution particualarly GANGA river is matter of great interest because the reiver which is being used for irrigation and ohter life supproting aspect is going to polluted day by day so in this way the person who want to work in this project or want to share his/her plan should attend this conference. As a visitor one can understand the vivability of the project various other aspects of the keeping in mind the various mind set up can be ignored by attending this conference As an educator one can be benefited by attending this conference hence so many aspects is expected to discuss in this way; like water pollution, discharge , flow rate, pollution load, treatment system,pattern of discharge , nature of effluent , toxicity of pollutants and other aspects they will also be discuss in this way, so that matter of knowledge sharing and taking will unique and it will be beneficial.
ARBINDA BEHERA As per the Hindu religion Ganga is a sacred river, it provides plenty of water for agriculture fields and make them highly productive. It is the lifeline of northern part of India. Millions of people who live along it's course depnd on it for their daily needs. But now a days due to heavy industrialization and urbanization large amount of organic waste discharge into its course, thus it losses it's purity which is worst thing for our society. So as a native of India this is my minimum responsibility to take care of river Ganga. Today Ganga is among the top five polluted river of the world. Ganga suffers from extreame pollution levels, which affect the four hundred million people. Sewage from many cities along the river's course industrial waste and religious offerings wrapped in non degradable plastics and large amount of pollutants to the river as it flows through the densly polluted areas. The higher level of pollutants from differents sources adversely affect the natural ecosystem of river Ganga. Also due to industralization and different anthropgenic activities there is a problem of sediment load, which disturb the benthic ecosystem and also leads to flood problem in the basin areas. To mitigate the above problem govt. of India spend billion of rupees every year to the name of Ganga action plan.But the result is not appreciable. As I am student of environmental science BRiP 2011 give me a platform to presant my ideas to solve the above problems.
arpit.sardanaThere is an urgent need in our country for implementing appropriate water management to ensure sustainable development. Presently, I am working on preparing an EIA guideline to review Hydropower/irrigation projects. We are looking at best possible assessment techniques, cumulative impact assessment and preparing factsheets for hydropower status/future in India. This conference will make me aware of all the aspects that are necessary while dealing with river basin management. I will ensure all the knowledge that I gain through the conference will be incorporated in our guideline. Presently our country has no EIA guideline for analysing Hydro/Irrigation projects. We are analysing hydropower projects that will be commissioned in the next 8 to 10 years. These projects are assessed using environment indicators covering all environmental and socio-economic issues. This conference will give me a chance to validate our research methodology and also share valuable statistics with top notch researchers. The issue of environmental flow and cumulative impacts on river basin, is relatively a new concept. This conference is emphasizing on these issues and will be a boon for youngsters like me to grasp such concepts. Apart from technical and economical issues, holy ganga has a lot of cultural and social value attached to it. It will be a good experience how these issues are incorporated at a design and policy level.
arunI am ARUN LAL SRIVASTAV. I am pursuing Ph.D. from Department of Applied Chemistry, IT-BHU, Varanasi since July, 2009. My research topic related with “Removal of Nitrate and fluoride from ground water”. Simultaneously, I am working as a JRF in a DST Project “Development of bismuth based media for nitrate removal from water” at Department of Civil Engineering, IT-BHU, Varanasi. Dr. Prabhat Kumar Singh, Professor (Environmental Engg.) is P.I. of this project. I did M.Sc. in Environmental Science from Department of Environmental Science, Dr. R. M. L. Avadh University, Faizabad. I was Gold medalist of my M.Sc. batch 2006. I have qualified UGC-NET (Lecturership) in Environmental Science in December, 2006. I have done my graduation in Zoology, Botany and Chemistry from D.D.U. University, Gorakhpur in 2004. I worked as a Research Intern in Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi (A National Laboratory of CSIR, New Delhi) since February, 2008 to March, 2009. My research work is related with removal of anionic species (arsenic, nitrate and fluoride) from water for drinking purpose at house hold level. But I have assisted many M.Sc./B.Tech students who worked on the surface water quality of river Ganga, various ponds of Varanasi. I have strong interest to contribute something for Ganga Maiya, if I can, I will be very much fortunate. In the process of this learning, I want to do something for the betterment of river Ganga and its water quality. I wish to attend “River Basin Planning-2011” conference to understand broader issues involved in the process. With regards (ARUN LAL SRIVASTAV) M.Sc. (Environmental Science) UGC-NET (LS) (Environmental Science) Ph.D. Scholar, IT-BHU, Varanasi-221005