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Plastic, poverty and paradox ... the sad story of a great river

Thursday 15 Aug 19 9:00am

A woman collects items thrown into the Ganges as religious offerings after celebrations marking the last day of the Navratri festival in Kolkata

 

INDIA'S most sacred river is also its most polluted, with plastic a major culprit. Now moves are afoot to monitor the flow of rubbish and assess its link to poverty.

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