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Submitted By UserExpression of Interest (Why you should attend?)(a minimum of 200 words)sort icon I am ravindra pratap verma and recentaly completedmy with environmental science and I have already done 8 to 9 months work in EQP part of ganga river basin management plan (GRBMP) from BHU IT . The Ganges is a trans-boundary river of India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. By discharge it ranks among the world's top 20 rivers. The Ganges basin is the most heavily populated river basin in the world, with over 400 million people and a population density of about 1,000 inhabitants per square mile (390 /km2). The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus and is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course and depend on it for their daily needs. It is worshiped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism. It has also been important historically: many former provincial or imperial capitals (such as Patliputra, Kannauj, Kara, Kashi, Allahabad, Murshidabad, Munger, Baharampur and Kolkata) have been located on its banks. The Ganges ranks among the top five most polluted rivers of the world with fecal coliform levels in the river near Varanasi more than hundred times the official Indian government limits.Pollution threatens not only humans, but also more than 140 fish species, 90 amphibian species and the endangered Ganges river dolphin. The Ganga Action Plan, an environmental initiative to clean up the river, has been a major failure thus far, due to corruption and lack of technical expertise, lack of good environmental planning, Indian traditions and beliefs, and lack of support from religious authorities. The Himalayan headwaters of the Ganges river in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. The headstreams and rivers are labeled in italics; the heights of the mountains, lakes, and towns are displayed in parentheses in meters. The Ganges proper begins at the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. The Bhagirathi is considered to be the true source in Hindu culture and mythology, although the Alaknanda is longer. After entering Bangladesh, the main branch of the Ganges is known as the Padma. The Padma is joined by the Jamuna River, the largest distributary of the Brahmaputra. Further downstream, the Padma joins the Meghna River, the second largest distributary of the Brahmaputra, and takes on the Meghna's name as it enters the Meghna Estuary, which empties into the Bay of Bengal. The Ganges Delta, formed mainly by the large, sediment-laden flows of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, is the world's largest delta, at about 59,000 km2 (23,000 sq mi).It stretches 322 km (200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal. Only the Amazon and Congo rivers have a greater average discharge than the combined flow of the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, and the Surma-Meghna river system. In full flood only the Amazon is larger. may action plan is running for reclamation of ganga river , of these GRBMP one of the mega project of various IIT consortium . i want to alwys afflict with this project becoz of my keen interest to work with ganga.
rahulraj0350 I am a student of “Environment of Water management”. Now a the river is moving very fast which creating flood and drought. India is a country of river and here different types of river are found so, if we connect the river each other than the problem of flood can be solved. So, the three is very big role of river basin planning. Now, I am working on the topic of “A 3d model of aquifer contaminated by arsenic” under my college and with the collaboration of Tu Delf university, Netherlands. The places which are situated at bank of the Ganga are mainly contaminated and the due to increase in the sediments in ganga the depth of river is decreasing and the water holding capacity of ganga is decreasing and also due to overflow of water the nearer area get effected by flood. People are mainly depending on ground water and the number of hand pumps are increasing which disturbed the aquifer where the Arsenic are packed and after disturbance it get dissolve in ground water. By, attending this conference I want to understand the, meandering of river, how it was going on fast by river basin plane it can be solved Thanks
hemanta Being a student of Hydraulics and Water Resource Department (Civil Engineering), I had the privileged to learn about hydraulics and hydrological engineering and I think this conference would be a nice platform for students like me to know more about Ganga. Knowing Ganga is very interesting as it has helped many cities to grow at its bank but at the same time it is not devoid of any misgivings. During monsoon season it inundates the low lying areas and cause great havoc.I had the opportunity to visit Ganga river as a part of site visit during pre-monsoon and post-monsooon season of 2011 to see the changes in the river before and after the flooding.It was very interesting to see the changes in the river and how it affected the nearby areas. This conference would further increase my knowledge about the river. As already known that Ganga has suffered a lot from human intervention directly or indirectly, its now high time that something is done. My keen interest in this conference is to know about the problems that Ganga is facing and to figure out a systematic way to eradicate them.I hope the speakers would highlight the major problems and the research they have been carrying out in this region. This will in a way aware me of the various scope of work that can be conducted in this field.
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
Rajneesh kumar I am Graduated in Biotechnology and Curently i am pursuing my Master in environmental engineering from Thapar university. the stream Water science and Technololy.I think this conference will be very fruitful for me because it's related with my study background and it will also give me opportunity to interact with a lot of researcher and Scientist who they are working in this field.ganga is our holy river and i am really so curious to know about the changing things in Ganga River Basin and this plateform will give me the opportunity to konw in details about the present conditions of our ganga river. The areas of Environmental and their component research are interesting to study because they are places where different aspects related with practices of environment and their component encounter each other. In the age of globalization, clean water technology, Waste water technology, and Sensoring these areas of Water research are increasingly changing. The increasing use of the Water, the development of different Waste Water Treatment Plant, Water Treatment Plant (For Potable Water), the increase in the number of these Water Treatment Units, and the extension of business/industries, seem to be leading to a Water research sector. Moreover, this has an influence on people’s lifestyles. For example, individual autonomy is increasing, also the diversity of social interactions within the same family and the professional mobility. This affects the Eastern European cities as well as Western European cities. Generally, the Water research is in need of new strategies that deal with the problems of Water quality and quantity, Ecological Continuity intensity and sustainability Expression of interest: Sati Prasad Sahoo, in Remote Sensing & GIS, Vidyasagar University In recent past water availability, amount of sediment transport, quality and quantity of water and have received increased attention. It creates threat for food production, human health and natural ecosystems. Management of land and water resources is a growing concern worldwide and especially true for developing countries like India. An accurate understanding of the hydrological behavior of a catchment is important for effective management. The catchment characteristics vary dynamically and spatiotemporally. Intensive study of individual catchments is necessary for developing management plan. Catchment modeling is the basis of integrated water resource management. Several physically based distributed hydrological models have been developed to predict runoff, erosion and sediment from catchments. Estimation of runoff, sediment and amount of water is necessary for practical problems in water resource assessment, flood protection measures and design of water related structures. Lower Ganga River Basin study is necessary to enable management plans to be developed and also to apply the results another having similar characteristics. The use of physically based distributed parameter models, remote sensing techniques and geographic information systems can assist management agencies for both identifying the most vulnerable erosion-prone areas of the watershed and selecting appreciate management practices. The computational components of SWAT can be placed into eight major divisions: hydrology, weather, sedimentation, soil temperature, crop growth, nutrients, pesticides, and agricultural management. ArcSWAT represents both preprocessor and user interface to SWAT model (SWAT User's guide, 2005). Model is a simplified representation of physical parameters in with practical problems something real, but with essential features. No model, particularly those associated with natural systems can ever provide a perfect realization. In general, different models perform differently, some providing more accurate predictions than others. Predictions from individual models invariably contain errors from various sources, including model input data, model state and parameter estimation, and model structural deficiencies. The time series data of rainfall, temperature, relative humidity and solar radiation are available at the appropriate gauging stations within the study area. It is possible to analyze the cause-effect relationship between the various factors that affect the hydrologic response of the catchment. Therefore, it is proposed to undertake a study on the application of a distributed hydrologic model ArcSWAT along with GIS and remote sensing techniques for estimating runoff, sediment yield and flow variations in Lower Ganga river basin.
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 I am a student of “Environment of Water management”. Now a day the water scarcity is increasing day by day and one of the major problems is the ground water pollution through geological process. The sate Bihar more ground 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 “A 3d model of aquifer contaminated by arsenic” under my college and with the collaboration of Tu Delf university, Netherlands. The places which are situated at bank of the Ganga are mainly contaminated and the due to increase in the sediments in ganga the depth of river is decreasing and the water holding capacity of ganga is decreasing and also due to overflow of water the nearer area get effected by flood. People are mainly depending on ground water and the number of hand pumps are increasing which disturbed the aquifer where the Arsenic are packed and after disturbance it get dissolve in ground water. By, attending this conference I want to understand the, How the River Basin Planning can be helpful to decrease effect of ground water pollution on human health. 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 ground water will decrease and the people will not effected by water pollution. Thanks to give me a chance to express my intrest Bipin Prasad Undergraduate Student B.Sc.(Hons.) Environment And Water Management Anugrah Narayan College, Patna-800013 India Mobile No. +91 9006811981
suryaveer RIVER BASIN PLANNING EOI By Suryaveer Singh,Rajat Gupta, Vipul verma,Piyush Kumar under guidance of Prof.(Dr) Deep Kumar Gupta B.TECH (CIVIL) VIII-semester , Northern India engg. College (lucknow) “Where such a vital matter as river basin development is concerned that affects all aspects of life and living beings, co-operation among different actors for management cannot be sterile or static concept.” 1.Introduction- 1.1 Background- River basin planning is the opportunity to explore and manage the river resources by the method of statical and technological tools.Idea of river basin planning leads to prosperity of people by the accumulation, transportation and management which leads to fulfill- 1. Domestic 2. Commercial 3. Agricultural and miscellaneous. River basin planning is valuable according to indial gives a feeling to give life to lifeline of india and a devotion. 1.2. River basin planning problems- River Valleys were developed “in the plains, for the plains and by politicians and bureaucrats from the plains (emphasis added). Through large dams, among other impacts, the morphological and sediment transfer processes gets accelerated in one region, while the same gets hindered in another region. Activities that use water (like irrigation, municipal and industrial water supply) or change its quality (e.g. sewage and industrial discharges, pesticides runoff and others) or the pattern of its delivery further downstream (e.g. hydropower production, reservoir storage and releases) has implication for other possible uses downstream. 1.3. Why I am interested in River Basin Management? (1) As a Student of Civil Engineering we have gained some Knowledge about the river basin, flow in channel and fluid mechanics which gives us a stage to do something in regard of river basin planning. (2) It is common in news of flood in a particular area after suffering a few month of drought, still after 63 years of independence a large area is under improper river basin planning. (3) Because views and ideas of an individual would lead to agriculture, domestic, industrial satisfaction in context of water requirement it can be handled by proper river basin planning. (4) As a citizen of India and a student of civil engineering I also want to give my idea and my suggested path on which present of our country can be better and future can also be prosperous, smooth, independent and developed and it can be achieved by an effective river basin planning. (5) River basin planning that can paved a way for sustainable development, means a development without compromising needs of present and future generation. 2. River basin planning organisations- River basin planning organisations like “Pamba basin pilot project”, “narmada control authority”,” Bhakra beas management”,”Tungabhadra” are studying status of water resources in many states of india.These organisations are working extremely well and giving a forward step in the ocean of river basin planning. 3. ‘Doorstep Approach’ towards River Management- A key question now in relation to management of the river basin is to move away from the ‘stability equilibrium’ of the river system to ‘metastability equilibrium’. This calls for river managers to understand the dynamic nature of the river systems and evolve flexible institutional and technical options for river basin management. This, called as ‘threshold approach’, involves ‘process-oriented’ investigation of the river management problems and efforts to plan and manage them needs a site-specific approach (Newson, 1994). 4. Conclusion- It is to enhance, improve and efficient use of basins of river.The goal of good river basin planning can be achieved- 1. Sharing views and ideas amongst experts of river basin planning 2. Sharing of technology on world level. 3. Use of statical and economical growth 4. Managerial tools and management methods. 5. The key need of the hour is to develop a new ‘enabling environment’ from the government. a. Such ‘enabling environment’ of government requires moving away from ‘centralised’ to ‘decentralised’ means of governance. b. Create debate, dialogue and networking among various inter-sectoral interests groups on the importance of institutional approach for river basin management, through a framework. c. Facilitate, the community institutions, wherever they exist. 4.1. Why Should I attend the conference? (1) Conference is the stage to me for giving my views and it’s a big opportunity to add my small efforts in the large pool of efforts of civil engineer who has the same motive of river basin planning. (2) This conference is the one of the best environment and place to frame a deep discussion where ideas can lead to a resultant (3) Presence of expert and experienced planner of this conference can give a focused direction to my infant ideas and hopeful methods for river basin planning. (4) I want to be part of this occasion where knowledge and work of many expert and students combines together. (5) To show and express my own ideas in front of experts who can give conceptual ways to my ideas. (6) I want to become a part of a community or a team working for betterment of river basin for a prosperous future. (7) Such a vast project of river basin planning cannot be handled on an individual scale therefore it requires a combined strength of a large number of students, scholar and engineers as well as expert. So I want to be one of them. (8) I want also to join the discussion in which the motive is making a developed IndianRiver basin planning asa tool which leadsus to a developed country. 4.2 Motivation- “Steady and Continuous efforts by small people turns into vital Revolutionary Changes” Since childhood we have read in Newspaper and also watch in Television that we are suffering from various water problem inspite of good amount of water resources in India, It’s automatically generated curiosity and motivation, that why we can’t change the situation? Since our childhood Days we were having confined knowledge and capabilities and now the scenario has been changed a bit since we have got some technical knowledge and skills to fight against these problem, but we need a guidance and thanks to Mr.Deep Kumar Gupta Sir (Director And Professor NIEC) who by giving his focusedapproach, a disciplinary method and a vast content of knowledge to change our ideas into technical framework. World is full of very common small and talented people who creates a drastic change and achieved very big target in various field related to social, economical and technical by there steady and continuous small efforts. We can seeMr. Jawan Lal Revari and his devotion to transform a degraded land to productive assets. As an example Dr. Bithin Dutta and his tremendous efforts related to optimal application of water resources.
Raveesh Chandra Ganga as the river is spiritually worshiped by Indian people.As I am the native of Utter Pradesh, Ganga is the mother godess for our society. Not from today it had the history of decades. Thousands of Hindus comes to India from many countries of the globe solely for mother Ganga and this mother Ganga passing through several agricultural fields make them productive. Now a days due to industrialization and urbanization the river Ganga is polluted in severel ways. As I am the native of this place it is my minimum responsibility to take care about the river Ganga. It is polluted by industries and municipal discharges and it looses itself cleansing capacity due to high organic load. Due to anthropogenic activities the fine sediments in the river increases, this causes smoother the entire river bed changing channel morphology, killing aquatic flora, clogging the interstices between substrate clasts, increasing invertebrate drift and reducing the available habitat for benthic organisms. As I am the student of environment science, I want to create new ideas in the field of environment sciences with respect to other allied sciences and to share the ideas of the seniors and the co-students. I feel that, this is the best opportunity to participate in this seminar/conference.
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
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.
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.
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.
praveensingh The Ganga (गगां) is a major river of the Indian subcontinent rising in the Himalaya Mountains and flowing about 2,510 km (1,560 mi) generally eastward through a vast plain to the Bay of Bengal. On its 1,560-mi (2,510-km) course, it flows southeast through the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal. In central Bangladesh it is joined by the Brahmaputra (ब्रम्हपुत्र) River and Meghna rivers. Their combined waters (called the Padma River) empty into the Bay of Bengal and form a delta 220 mi (354 km) wide, which is shared by India and Bangladesh. Its plain is one of the most fertile and densely populated regions in the world. The Ganges alone drains an area of over a million square km with a population of over 407 million. Millions depend on water from the holy river for several things: drinking, bathing, agriculture, industry and other household chores.Rivers are invaluable for us and will remain invaluable forever as the direct or indirect source of drinking water for crores of people. Similarly our forests will remain invaluable forever as the natural preserver of our invaluable water, topsoil, medicinal plants and wildlife. Hence discharge of untreated effluents from industries and untreated sewage from the cities and towns to the rivers must be strictly banned throughout our country and time-bound decisive steps must be taken to transform one third of our land into forests. Present paradigms of development need to be reviewed, which have been causing perpetual harm to our life-sustaining natural systems. Present forms of development must be tempered with the principle of non-violence, which is the base of all ethical principles. Surely, our country has moral and spiritual resources to provide to the world the example of a culture of non-violence and Truth (i.e. the true ultimate meaning of life) which can meet the challenges of the present technological age. (For Gandhiji’s view on Truth and non-violence, please see the Note entitled “ Gandhiji on Truth and non-violence”.) Our future generations will condemn and curse us if we fail to take now the right steps in the direction of preventing the impending catastrophic ecological crisis in the twenty first century, which otherwise can have devastating implications for them. want to know the view from person involved in river management.
Sraavya"Vindhya Himachala Yamuna Ganga Ucchala jaladhi tara?ga" , a part from the script of our national anthem which means " It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas, mingles in the music of Jamuna and Ganges and is chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea." From the national anthem to being the national river, from the puranas to the daily prayers, from being marked as a holy purifier to being called a flow from the hair of lord shiva,perennial rivers such as the Ganges have been held in high regard since time immemorial. The 2,510 km river originates at the gangotri glacier in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, in the central himalayas, and empties into the Bay of Bengal through its vast delta in the Sunderbans. Apart from being a holy tribute to the country the river ganga also played an important role in drafting the economic structure of the country. Having rich fertile soil, it's an important source of the agricultural activities in India and Bangladesh. Along the banks of the river, the presence of swamps and lakes provide a rich growing area for crops such as legumes, chillies,mustard,sesame etc. Fishing also provides a livelihood to many along the river. It's difficult to visualise an urban civilisation,indeed our lives, without her. Modern life is dependent on water harvesting and hydel power,without which our factories and mills would stop functioning. Projects like Tehri dam will ensure drinking & irrigation water to many states, and generate hydroelectricity for multiple purposes. The plight of such important rivers of our country is at present pitiable. Ganga finds its name in the list of the five most polluted rivers of the world The Ganga collects human pollutants from various bathing sites as well as highly populous areas. Nearly all of the sewage from towns,cities and villages extended over the river goes directly into the river, along with thousands of animal carcasses,mainly cattle. It's also exposed to potentially hazardous accumulations from industries. The majority of the Ganga pollution is organic waste, sewage, trash, food, and human and animal remains. Over the past century, city populations along the Ganga have grown at a tremendous rate, while waste-control infrastructure has remained relatively unchanged. The result of this pollution is an array of water-borne diseases including cholera, hepatitis, typhoid and amoebic dysentery. The sacred practice of depositing human remains in the Ganga also poses health threats because of the unsustainable rate at which partially cremated cadavers are dumped. The dust and debris resurfaces some distance away, this time, intermixed with polythene bags, empty cans and dirty clothes. This is the holy Ganga at its holiest spot Varanasi. From the plains to the sea, leather industries(specially near Kanpur) , pharmaceutical companies,electronics plants, textile and paper industries, tanneries,fertilizer manufacturers and oil refineries discharge effluent into the river. The tannery industry mushrooming in North India has converted the Ganga River into a dumping ground.Damming the river or diverting its water, mainly for irrigation purposes, also adds to the pollution crisis. Atmospheric deposition of heavy metals emitted from vehicles and presence of industrial units adjoining the Ganges is adding to the pollution load on the river Decades-long efforts by the government to breathe life into Ganga through massive clean-up programmes have come to naught. According to the report in July 2011,the pollution is acute in Gangotri, Uttarkashi, Dharashu-Chinyalisaur and Devprayag where there has been an increase in human settlements along the river bank. An expenditure of Rs. 896.05 crore has been incurred so far under the Ganga Action Plan for conservation and pollution abatement of river Ganga. But yet two Ganga Action Plans failed to deliver the goods. Hence i would like to be a part of the responsibility that's entrusted to the 7 IITs to cum out with a successful work plan . Students are the most valuable asset of any country and being responsible citizens of future india its our responsibility to take the plans to an action and fight to save river Ganga. In his book Discovery of India, Jawaharlal Nehru says: "… The Ganges, above all is the river of India, which has held India's heart captive and drawn uncounted millions to her banks since the dawn of history. The story of the Ganges, from her source to the sea, from old times to new, is the story of India's civilization and culture, of the rise and fall of empires, of great and proud cities, of adventures of man … " Hence all Indians should realise its worth and the high need to protect it. I hope that the participation in this seminar would provide me a platform to put my interest in rivers and River basin planning into views and express them efficiently. I look forward to a chance to attend this seminar with the passion of sharing as well as gaining knowledge about rivers , specially The Ganges. Thanking You Sraavya Pathsamatla
tinkuiitkA prominent part of Indian culture, the Ganga is regarded as a goddess with water of love and divinity. Many beautifully written books describe river Ganga in various poems, stories and religious practices associated with this river. But today the magical water of river Ganga is endangered because of wastes of industries and our social and religious activities. It was on the banks of river Ganga where the earliest of the human civilizations flourished. The banks of Ganga are one of the most fertile regions in the Indian subcontinent. Our irrigation system is highly dependent on river Ganga as many dams and canals have been built upon this river and thus it is the major source of water supply for agricultural purposes and hydroelectric power generation. Ganga plays an influential role in the Indian economy as it nurtures many cash crops like sugarcane, oil seeds etc. It is also a major tourist attraction and many indigenous businesses are rooted upon this river. Sadly, our river of delight is gravely troubled today as a consequence of our daily practices. Industrial wastes are dumped on a regular basis into the river which is a major source of pollution. Daily social and religious activities on the banks of the river also cause pollution of the river. I once visited Ganga Ghats in Kanpur and saw the immense dirt and wastes along with many dead water animals floating on the waters of Ganga. This account had a great impact upon me and I made my mind to aware people of this great calamity that has come upon this river and I sincerely wish to be a part of a movement to clean Ganga and I would relish upon any such endeavors made in this pursuit of clean Ganga.
sundaram haridossAs a student working in the Ganga River Basin Management Plan, I would like to participate in the BRIP 2011 Conference. Ganga is the holiest river in the world and considered to be the largest river in the world. It is worshipped as Holy River from time immemorial. Ganga starts from its source called Gaumukh and flows Up, Bihar, West Bengal and drains into Bay of Bengal. The river is considered to be polluted due to the industrial wastes in and around the areas where the river flows. Our River Maatha should be protected from these kinds of problems by taking up several steps to clean up the Ganga. As a part of the work, we at IIT Madras are doing Water Quality Modeling in the Ganga basin. The main reason for the Ganga pollution is the industrial discharge and the cremation of dead bodies since it will be directly entering into the river and destroys the microorganisms present in the river and affected by the people by drinking this polluted water because it supplies water to most of the districts covered under Ganga. Arsenic is one of the heavy metal that causes people to even deaths. This is the worst condition in which people are suffered by drinking this polluted water. Our motive is to clean the Ganga by” Zero Industries” method.
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.
NIDHI UPADHYAYAs it is related with my core subject & i have to lead in this section so i am very glad to attend this conference meeting. I am very thankful to organiser team who share this opportunity with me. Actually i have done MSC from this stream & i have learn more by attending such type of conference meeting with all respective seniors who will be available in that. I will share my knowledge with them during this meeting & can calculate my position in this stream for my next future elevation. By this meeting, i can introduce to myself to seniors & can take help for further elevations. It may also be possible that during this conference, i can perform very well & get a chance for job/project in this field & can do son=mething for this. It will achievement of my life if i will sucess in this. Actually from that day when i get information for this conference meeting, i hard work for that & prepare to myself for this & hope i will be on board during this conference meeting. Now i am keen iterested to taking this subject which is related with environment, i don't missed out such type of opporunity & want to appear in this. During this session i can put my views & can learn more which will provide me a dedicated guide line towards my future & if get chance to join such type of organisations then definately i will do my best effort to achieve my asigned goal. So atlast i am again thankful to organiser team to provide us a very very good such opportunity. Thanks & Regards Nidhi Upadhyay 09956221174