India Wants To Use Flesh Eating Turtles To Rid The Ganges Of Decomposing Bodies (HBO)

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India’s Ganges river is the main source of water for half a billion people. It’s also holy to the country’s almost 1 billion Hindus, who bathe in the river to be cleansed of their sins and believe that if a body is cremated and released into the water at Varanasi it can escape the cycle of reincarnation.

But the river’s cleansing abilities are limited by the fact that the Ganges is one of the world’s most polluted waterways: A billion gallons of raw sewage and industrial waste currently pour into it every day.

The Indian government’s most recent initiative to tackle the pollution problem, Namami Gange, was announced in 2014 and promised $3 billion in funding. So far, it has yielded very few results, and a 2017 investigation concluded that just $205 million had been spent.

Still, the government has launched some pretty outlandish plans, including breeding thousands of flesh-eating turtles to deal with the 200 tons of half-cremated, decomposing bodies that enter the river at Varanasi every year, and commissioning an official pop anthem for the river to rouse patriotic sentiment.

With a growing scandal on its hands, Narendra Modi’s government is scrambling to finish planned Ganges projects before the 2019 general elections. But environmental scientist and campaigner Rakesh Jaiswal said he hasn’t seen any change so far. “The situation is worsening, and in the last 24 years I have seen no improvement at all,” he told VICE News.

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“The situation is worsening, and in the last 24 years I have seen no improvement at all, ”

Author — VICE News


Not even coronavirus can survive there.

Author — Israel Peralta


The river is so polluted that the turtles will be poisoned & die.

Author — xsailor85


Are you trying to create evil Teenage mutant ninja turtles.

Author — Ghufran


For a “revered” and “sacred” river, they sure treat it like shit. No respect for nature and their own health. I understand lack of plumbing infrastructure and water treatment plants, but you can find other ways.

Author — M Loftus


"You can feel the warmth it is providing us"

Yeah all that piss must be warm...

Author — Haha Haha


"This river is holy so therefore we treat it like a garbage dump"
Great logic

Author — Thurnis Haley


From now on imma use that “Yes-yes-Yes-yes-Yes” to anyone who refute my ideas hahahahah

Author — Annie


"it cannot be said, it has to be felt"
cuts to a dead body floating in the river.

Author — Oskar Memewranger


this is what happens when religion brainwashes an entire population

Author — MuggerB


the shock that the turtles will have when we tell them that they must swim in the ganges lol

Author — samir


this river brings the term "holy shit" to a new level

Author — Dylan Otto


It’s crazy what religion makes people think

Author — Ty V


the government hired an idiot to oversee the cleaning operations
“Dilution is the solution for pollution”

Author — Holden McGroin


"If you drink the water, then it will help in improvement of your health." This guy lost all his brain cells from drinking the water.

Author — Unknown Ventures


When Aliens come to conquer the Earth, just show them this video.

Author — Muhammad Zubair


"It cannot be said, it is to be felt" - it's called diarrhea

Author — cindy mananzala martinez


one word: dirty. Please India please, take care of your country's hygiene for once

Author — Kylo Ren


"The river is soo holy, so it can as well self cleaning"
Sometimes the faith can blind instead of enlight.

Author — soko moko


“Dilution is the solution of pollution” you may see how stupidity of fool politicians has done to this incredible beautiful country.

Author — weihong1998cw