By Rashmi Sanghi (Ed.),Rashmi Sanghi

there's a plethora of data to be had at the river Ganga within the kind of books, blogs, articles, web pages, movies. regrettably, lots of the information regarding this recognized river is in a scattered shape and reproduced from unverified resources. This contributed quantity is the 1st multi-author quantity book in this topic. The River Ganga contains a giant array of subject matters written by means of a number of authors of contrast. issues contain; hydrology, tributaries, water makes use of, and environmental positive aspects corresponding to river water caliber, aquatic and terrestrial flora/fauna, average assets, ecological features, delicate environmental elements and extra. half I offers a uncomplicated advent of the Ganga river. the prevailing info and on hand info from a number of assets has been compiled in a pictorial type within the kind of cmaps. Its cultural significance with altering instances is additionally mentioned. half II appears on the wealthy biodiversity of the Ganga Basin. It offers an in depth description of the foremost floral and faunal biodiversity with certain emphasis at the nationwide aquatic animal dolphin and Sunderbans, the biggest mangrove wetland on this planet. half III examines ‘The Ganga Water because it flows’. It specializes in the water caliber in addition to its linked demanding situations. half IV appears to be like on the complexities of matters confronting the river ‘Ganga in altering instances’ be it snowmelt runoff, river financial institution erosion risks and hydropower exams; how the criteria of inhabitants, poverty and toxins give a contribution to the destiny of the river. half IV touches on financial features derived from the river resembling company possibilities and tourism.

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