Is Hinduism insensitive to environment?

Published: Thursday 10 January 2013

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Credit: Avikal Somvanshi
Live reports on Kumbh
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Pass unanimous resolution at Kumbh that only the party that pledges to protect Ganga will get votes
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Most of it ends up in the river bed
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Health authorities say they are receiving large number of patients suffering from stomach ailments, diarrheoa
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Organisers play the blame game
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Blame state government for being biased towards private trusts
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Religious organisations say there is not enough water in the Ganga to take the holy dip
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Findings on possible adverse impacts of Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydropower project may not become public till Maha Kumbh gets over
Avikal Somvanshi
Pilgrims' distress
Posted on: 18 Feb, 2013
Better infrastructure planning and upgrade needed for mega events like Kumbh to avert stampedes
Hindu philosophy and environmental pollution
Posted on: 18 Jan, 2013
Pilgrims believe that Ganga carrying away all the filth to somewhere else justifies the act of pouring dirt into it
A maha mess
Posted on: 17 Jan, 2013
From heavy traffic to insufficient water supply and extreme pollution, the Kumbh mela suffers from serious mismanagement
A hole in the ground
Posted on: 13 Jan, 2013
Urinals and toilets built for pilgrims have little to do with sanitation
Pitcher of disquiet
Posted on: 11 Jan, 2013
It’s not just glory, Kumbh also deluges holy city with filth
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