Saturday, November 28, 2015

Fwd: Is Ganga water special because of an enigmatic X-factor?

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PTI | 22 Nov, 2015, 09.22AM IST 
Pallava Bagla 

NEW DELHI: Is there a mysterious X-factor that makes waters of the river Ganga special? 

Nothing has been conclusively found even though many theories have swirled around for a long time. In what seems a final push, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is seeking to finally resolve the mystery. A huge multi- institution effort costing over Rs 150 crore is underway to scientifically resolve the enigma of this so called 'Brahma Dravya'. 

J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, has assured all support for this research including financial assistance to further investigate the claim made through various existing research and studies that the waters of Ganga have medicinal properties, which destroy various kinds of bacteria and microbes, in order to use it for holistic human health. 

Ganga is undoubtedly one of India's holiest rivers and for eons its waters are known to possess some so called 'magical' properties that ensure that its waters don't spoil even when stored for years. This is often called the self-cleansing property of the river. 

Ganga is the lifeline for about 300-400 million people who reside in its basin which is over 2,500 km in length. Yet today the Ganga is one of the most polluted rivers of the world with water pollution levels at places thousands of times the permissible levels. Yet the devout take a dip in the river unmindful of the toxic soup they immerse into. 

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1 comment:

non-carborundum said...

Seems to me that the scientists engaged in this research will have to conclude that there is something indeed special about Ganga water, much in the same way climate researchers have to about man-made climate change.

This sort of thing makes the Hindu nation weaker in my view. For instance, what if someone commissioned thousands of crores of research on developing a Brahmastra, taking funds away from missile R&D while Pakistan piles up Chinese warheads?