Haridwar, 29 November 2020
Filling of Ganga water in plastic bottles becomes toxic. The Ganges river water is no longer antibacterial. The rice grown on the banks of the Ganges contains carcinogen. Why is the river giving nectar changing its behavior?
Hindus bring Ganga water in plastic boxes from many places like Gangotri Dham, Haridwar etc. and keep it at home for a long time. The Ganges water stored in plastic containers is no longer safe. GB Pant Agricultural and Technology University Chemist M.G.H. Zaidi’s investigation revealed.
Water-filled plastics are made from non-biodegradable polymers such as polypropylene, polycarbonate, clay, talc, organic paint and PVC. This polymer is petrochemical based, responsible for white pollution in the atmosphere. After about a year, these plastic pellets, fillers, organic dyes, photo stabilizers, oxidizing chemicals, etc. begin to fade, making the Ganges water toxic. After about a year, these plastic phthalates, fillers, organic dyes, photo stabilizers, vixen chemicals, etc., turn toxic to sugarcane water.
Drinking such water stored in containers weakens the human digestive system and causes skin diseases, irritability and memory. In some cases the person loses his senses. To prevent this, Ganga water should be stored in copper, clay, glass or steel utensils instead of plastic containers.
Lotus is formed in boiled water
The water of the Ganges was ever pure, so it is also said in the Vedas and Puranas – Ganga is your water nectar. It was believed that drinking or drowning cures diseases. But the situation is opposite now. A Japanese scientist, Dr. Masaru Emoto boiled the Ganges at 25 degrees. In the configuration of rava, water is converted into crystals. The water crystals placed between the mantras were beautifully shaped like flowers. Also, when this experiment was done on the Ganges water, its crystals were of lotus. Perhaps this is why the scriptures and the folk tradition gave Gangajal the status of sankalpa and witness.
Ganga came on earth as a blessing. A river whose water was nectar and the bacterium was researched concluded that bacteria that spread diseases in the Ganges water could not survive.
No effect on antibiotics
Now, the Ganges River is producing superbugs due to pollution. Superbugs are bacteria that have no effect on antibiotics. Disease-causing bacteria have been found in the Ganges in Rishikesh and Haridwar.
Germs are born
Research from the Indian Institute of Toxicology has found that the Ganges is rapidly producing bacteria that cause diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and typhoid. Water does not affect bacteria.
The Ganges is rich in mercury, lead, chromium and nickel. This is causing skin problems. Bladder, liver causes cancer. Increasing urbanization around the Ganges, industrial wastes, increasing pollutants, arsenic poisoning have been absorbed into the Ganges water. In Kanpur, the total amount of suspended solids already falling in the Ganges was 110 mg per liter, while its standard was 100 mg.
Increase in arsenic related diseases
Arsenic-related diseases are found in large numbers in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. The WHO estimates that 7 million people in West Bengal alone are susceptible to arsenic. The Union Water Resources Ministry has advised states that Ganga water should not be used for drinking without purification.
According to the Central Water Resources, after Kanpur, arsenic poisons begin to dissolve in the Ganges. Arsenic-related diseases are increasing on both sides of the Ganges from Kanpur to Banaras, Ara, Bhojpur, Patna, Munger, Farakka and many cities of West Bengal.
The amount of arsenic in water should not exceed 10 parts per billion. Or not more than 0.05 micrograms per liter. But research suggests that arsenic has reached 100–150 parts per billion of water in these areas.
The disease spread on the banks of the Ganges
People living in these areas are suffering from arsenic related diseases by drinking Ganga water. These include yellowing of teeth, weakening of eyesight, premature hair growth, crooked waist and skin diseases. Diseases like cancer, diabetes, liver damage have been found to be increased.
Arsenic in rice
Due to the high amount of arsenic in ground water in some parts of West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, arsenic is also reaching in rice. Sameer, Director General, CSIR. That. Brahmachari said that out of 90 varieties grown in the state, only a dozen varieties contain less than 150 micrograms of arsenic per kilogram. In some varieties, it has been found to be up to 1250 micrograms per kilogram. Arsenic is reaching rice through ground water used in irrigation. West Bengal is a major rice producing state. Where rice is supplied throughout the country.
It is only after the treatment of Ganges water that it asks the local people to supply for drinking.