The Ganges River Cleanup Continues
Just two months after his 2014 election, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a project to clean up the badly polluted Ganges River. "Ma Ganga has called me," he said in one speech, using the Hindi term for the sacred river. "Ma Ganga is screaming for help; she is saying I hope one of my sons gets me out of this filth." But the US$3 billion project is at risk of not meeting its 2019 deadline.