In Numbers: How waste is usurping Ganga – The Hindu (Aug 04, 2017)

In Numbers: How waste is usurping Ganga – The Hindu

Back in July, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) declared an area of 100 metres from the edge of the Ganga between Haridwar and Unnao a “No Development Zone”, prohibiting…… To read further and watch the video click “The Hindu”.

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Word List:

  1. usurp (verb) – seize/take over, expropriate, take possession of.
  2. faeces (noun) – excrement, bodily waste/waste matter, dung.
  3. rot (verb) – decay, decompose, disintegrate.
  4. tributary (noun) – branch river, headwater, side stream.
  5. reckon (to) (verb) – expect, anticipate, hope to.
  6. corpse (noun) – dead body, carcass, skeleton.
  7. cremate (verb) – dispose (of a dead person’s body) by burning after funeral ceremony.
  8. effluent (noun) – (liquid) waste, sewage, (factory) outflow/emission.
  9. grossly (adverb) – flagrantly; extremely; excessively.


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