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October 03, 2013

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Photo: Girl at the Ganges River
A girl at the Ganges River in the city of Varanasi
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Indaia Whitcombe

Looking To Clean India’s Holy Ganges River

The Ganges, the 1,500-mile river flowing through Northern India, is one of the holiest yet most polluted places in the country. It is a place where people pray, and a place where people wash and bathe. Producer Phoebe Judge travels to the city of Varanasi, on the river’s left bank, where she meets people who live along the Ganges and want to clean it up the sewage that pours into it every day. The original version of this story aired May 3, 2012.

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