Join the movement to restore, protect and maintain our river Ganga and its tributaries to their free-flowing and unpolluted states.
Here are ways that you can help:
Get Involved, Take Action
- Sign the National Ganga River Rights Act petition and share it with others. The more signatures, the louder our voices will become.
- Volunteer and organize local events and clean ups in your community. During your clean up, share photos of your experience on Facebook and encourage others to do the same in their areas.
- Organize your business, school or group to help. All over India, small groups are giving their time to protect the Ganga. It’s a great way to foster teamwork and give back at the same time.
- Join Ganga Action Parivar to create working solutions for all the issues facing the Ganga and its tributaries. All skills, expertise, and professions are welcome. Contact us today to find out how you can help.
What To Do (Or Not Do) While at Ganga or Any Water Body
- Don’t throw object from pujas or havans in the river. Instead, put biodegradable materials such as samagri or flowers in plant pots or composting piles, and recycle all paper and plastics.
- When placing offerings in Ganga or any river, make sure your offerings are 100% natural and biodegradable (no plastics). If your offering is in a plastic bag, make sure to take the offering out of the bag and recycle the bag. Ganga is considered a great purifier, but plastics kill all life in its waters and along its banks.
- Don’t use Ganga or any river as a bathroom. Instead use a community toilet.
- If you must use the Ganga or any river to do your laundry, don’t use detergents.
Live Green Everyday
- Start using cloth bags instead of plastic. Plastic bags are a huge source of pollution in the Ganga.
- Recycle as much household waste as possible.
- Check and fix all water leakages in your home without delay, saving precious water!
- Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or shaving.
- Don’t wear clothes made of animal furs or leather, as the toxic chemicals that are used to produce these materials are being dumped by the ton into Ganga and its tributaries, thus killing all aquatic life and poisoning millions who rely on its water.