Adventure sports on Ganga should follow the rules
The National Green Tribunal is now asking: are the activities of the rafting industry adversely impacting the ecology of the Ganga and surrounding forests?
It’s my all-time favourite summer activity. There’s no better way to experience the sheer energy of the Ganga as you are tossed around the rapids with the ice-cold water hitting you hard in the face, sending you into raptures of an adrenaline high. And then to sleep under the stars on the white sandy beaches as the waters of the Ganga gush past, bringing an end to the adventure-filled day. But a boom in campsites, and fly-by-night operators have rendered even this harmless adventure sport ecologically damaging to the river. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) is now asking—are the activities of the rafting industry adversely impacting the ecology of the Ganga and surrounding forests?