DD News Show Traces Journey of Ganga

Published: 14th July 2014 11:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2014 11:27 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: As the Narendra Modi government lays special stress on bringing about a rejuvenation of the Ganga, the 'DD News' channel has launched a new programme that traces the journey of the river.     

The new show, 'Taaki Ganga Bahti Rahe' maps the journey of the Ganga from its source at Gangotri to its culmination at Gangasagar.    

The six-episode documentary is being telecast every Sunday from July 6 onwards at 9:30 P.M. with a repeat telecast on Monday at 3:30 P.M., Prasar Bharti said in a release here.        

The show has been put together by three reporters. In an effort to make the programme interactive, they have interviewed people living on the banks of the river which flows through multiple states in the country.         

Views of scientists, environmentalists, religious leaders and policy-makers, too, have been included in the show in an attempt to get to the root of issues like pollution, erosion, floods, unregulated urbanisation and encroachment along the banks of the Ganga.      

"This is not a generic show which only talks about the matter-of-fact problems but deals with the problems pertaining to specific regions.

"For example, in Uttarakhand, the focus is on the factors affecting the flow of the river while pollution and health issues dominate the discussion in Uttar Pradesh. In Bihar and West Bengal, the main concerns are pollution and erosion," said Director General of DD News, SM Khan.  

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