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Summer effects: Ganga drying up

Allahabad: The River Ganga is rapidly drying up as temperatures continue to increase across the country. Allahabad, where Yamuna and the mythical river Saraswati meets Ganga at Prayag, locals in expressed their concern over the falling water-level of the Ganga amid worsening heat wave conditions.

A local Mohan Lal said, “Today, the condition is such that there is no water in the river. People can easily walk and cross the river from one end to another. The water level has become so less that it is a matter of concern for all of us. We are extremely worried as Prayag is losing is importance. On seeing such a condition, people too are worried”

With temperature touching almost 45 degree Celsius in many parts of the country the country has recorded at least 150 deaths in Telangana and Odisha in the recent days.

Meanwhile, school children in Moradabad took out a rally to create awareness about water conservation in which they held banners and raised slogans urging people to stop wastage of water.

“I think this is the most important issue because water is life. And, we want to save water and we want to generate awareness about it among people,” said a participating student, Rashmi.

Although country’s hottest months are May and June, but many states have already registered temperatures above normal level in April.