Indian Sadhus Protest Dam Projects on Holy Ganges

ganges river banks
Photo source: ©© Shreyans Bhansali


Hundreds of saffron-clad Indian “sadhus,” or holy men, protested in New Delhi Monday against plans to construct more than 50 dams on the River Ganges, whose waters are sacred to millions of Hindus.

The sadhus, and environmentalists, say the dam projects, which are linked to hydropower creation on the Ganges and its myriad tributaries, will throttle the river at its source and threaten the natural ecosystem…

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Two Diyas, trapped, Ganges River. Photo source: ©© Shreyans Bhansali