Gangetic Dolphins were once found in abundance in the holy river body, but now with the effects of pollution the numbers have been dwindling, the rate of decrease being 10 percent annually. The government also made sure to give utmost importance to this issue and declared the dolphins as India’s national aquatic animal in order to rescue them.Also Read - Wondering How to Protect Your Hair and Skin From Pollution Damage? We Have You Covered!
This NewsX video shows Patna-based Ravindra Kumar Sinha, an ace expert on dolphins, say that the presence of these aqua creatures in the Ganga is an indicator of the river’s cleanliness. And he believes that if pollution free Ganga is revived by maintaining the ecological flow, it will bring back Gangetic dolphins. Also Read - Pollution Crisis: Delhi Air Quality to Remain Very Poor; No Improvement in Sight for Next 3 Days
The future of Gangetic dolphins could be secured through community engagement and empowerment. Watch the video below to know more. Also Read - Haryana Govt Orders Closure of All Schools Till November 17, Bans Construction Activities Amid Air Pollution Crisis