he STPs including that of the Jagjeetpur are just not enough as their sewage treatment capacity is far less than the volumes of sewage they get for treatment," said Gautam. The study has not yet been released but the researchers plan to send their findings to public representatives, including legislators of Uttarakhand soon. Holy men clean river Ganges in Haridwar
Many of the pilgrims who have travelled here from different pars of the country were repulsed on hearing about the findings of the study.
Image: Hindu devotees gather to take a dip in the Ganges river on the first day of the Kumbh Mela or pitcher festival in Haridwar on Jan. 14, 2010.