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February 13, 2013 in Community, India

Yamuna Network

The Yamuna Network is a nonprofit coalition of like-minded organizations and individuals whose sole purpose is to stop Yamuna River’s waters from being diverted and prevent industrial and municipal waste from entering her waters, restoring the river to her past glory.

The Yamuna River, one of the greatest rivers on the planet, is rich in history and culture and has provided nourishment to the people residing near her banks for thousands of years.

Now the Yamuna is in dire need of help: The United Nations has declared the river downstream of New Delhi to be officially “dead.”

 

About the Yamuna

The Yamuna flows through many of India’s most significant attractions, including the capital New Delhi, with a population of almost fourteen million; Vrindavan, an international pilgrimage site visited by tens of millions annually; and the Taj Mahal, a World Heritage site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Over fifty million people rely on the Yamuna for their daily needs, using the water for religious observances, agricultural needs, and bathing, washing, and cooking. In addition to benefiting the human population, the Yamuna has supported a vast ecosystem of wildlife, such as fish, turtles, crocodiles, river dolphins, and aquatic plants.

Aside from agricultural, ecological, and domestic uses, the Yamuna River has long been regarded as a cultural icon and defining symbol of India. Ancient scriptures, traditional and contemporary art, music, festivals, and even the Indian National Anthem, demonstrate the reverence in which the river is held.

Support

If you want to support the Yamuna Network, please consider making a donation. Thank you very much.





Bhakti Projects, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) federally approved non-profit religious organization that provides tax exempt receipts for all donations.

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