New sewage plants may give Ganga a facelift but it isn’t enough
The brown, putrid sewer of the Assi nullah, abundant with torn clothes and rotting vegetable and fruits, enters the quiet Ganga
Pigs, stray cattle and humans have appropriated the banks
VARANASI/MIRZAPUR/PRAYAGRAJ/KANPUR : Chanda Manjhi rows his boat to the confluence of the Ganga. Not the epic site in Prayagraj where the Ganga meets the Yamuna, but the point where the Assi nullah, formerly the Assi river that gave Varanasi its name along with the river Varuna, flows into the Ganga, about 100 metres from the iconic Assi ghat.