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Bay of Bengal
Tehri Dam
HARIDWAR- Upper Ganga Canal
Water goes out: 10,500cusecs
BIJNORE - Middle Ganga Canal
Water goes out: 10,260 cusecs
NARORA - Lower Ganga Canal
Water goes out: 17,400cusecs,
irrigating 1.1 millionhectares
RAMGANGA
BARRAGE
Water comes in:
5,100cusecs
ALLAHABAD
57drains,
78% households
without drains
BHAGIRATHI ALAKNANDA
GANGA
WATER-BORNE DISEASES IN
THE GANGA BASIN AMOUNT
TO HEALTH COSTS OF ALMOST
~24,000 CRORE
PER YEAR
Tajewala
280-300
litres per person is
drawn out per day
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Source: Centre for Science and Environment, 2013; Central
Pollution Control Board, 2009, 2012; National Ganga River
Basin Authority, 2011, 2013; Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam
KANPUR 37drains, 71%
households without drains
VARANASI
23drains,
84% households
without drains
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FARAKKA
PATNA
Brahmaputra
Meghna
138drains empty out untreated waste
and chemicals from industry (between
Haridwar and Varanasi)
Over 1.3 billion litres per day of sewage
is dumped into the Ganga from Class I
and Class II cities