India Wants To Use Flesh Eating Turtles To Rid The Ganges Of Decomposing Bodies (HBO)

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India’s Ganges river is the main source of water for half a billion people. It’s also holy to the country’s almost 1 billion Hindus, who bathe in the river to be cleansed of their sins and believe that if a body is cremated and released into the water at Varanasi it can escape the cycle of reincarnation.

But the river’s cleansing abilities are limited by the fact that the Ganges is one of the world’s most polluted waterways: A billion gallons of raw sewage and industrial waste currently pour into it every day.

The Indian government’s most recent initiative to tackle the pollution problem, Namami Gange, was announced in 2014 and promised $3 billion in funding. So far, it has yielded very few results, and a 2017 investigation concluded that just $205 million had been spent.

Still, the government has launched some pretty outlandish plans, including breeding thousands of flesh-eating turtles to deal with the 200 tons of half-cremated, decomposing bodies that enter the river at Varanasi every year, and commissioning an official pop anthem for the river to rouse patriotic sentiment.

With a growing scandal on its hands, Narendra Modi’s government is scrambling to finish planned Ganges projects before the 2019 general elections. But environmental scientist and campaigner Rakesh Jaiswal said he hasn’t seen any change so far. “The situation is worsening, and in the last 24 years I have seen no improvement at all,” he told VICE News.



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“The situation is worsening, and in the last 24 years I have seen no improvement at all, ”

Author — VICE News

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Flesh eating turtles, what could possibly go wrong.

Author — Anchor Bait

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"This river is holy so therefore we treat it like a garbage dump"
Great logic

Author — Thurnis Haley

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"If you drink the water, it will improve your health"...well, if you are dead, you can't be sick right?

Author — fr0sTie

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I got diarrhea and Tb just from watching this video

Author — Edward Sanchez

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“It cannot Be said.”
“It it is to be felt.”
5 years later *suffering from skin cancer, *
*YES I FEEL IT NOW, HOLY HOLY*

Author — Citrusy

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The turtles would probably die like 30 seconds after hitting that water

Author — suiteCRM tutorials

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6:13 the dumbest thing ever said.
6:18 most annoying "yes" I've ever heard!

Author — Angel Stewart

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One of the most disgusting places in the world

Author — Rueben Aragon

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When a sacred river is so polluted that you have to call out to another religion
1:28

Author — Stefan Gabriel

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India is killing the earth, their filth affects us all.

Author — Baja Malibu Surf Report

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I couldnt believe that she drank few drops from that dirty water. 🤢

Author — Ivan Murillo

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>India's main source of water
>they pollute it anyway

Author — CasualPoster

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Those turtles will mutate into teenage mutant ninja turtles.

Author — Dawud Hinton

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Introducing Flesh eating Turtles

10 yrs later: COWAGANGA!

Author — Qeisama

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Imagine how beautiful this place must have been... about 1000 years ago.

Author — Fuckoff Google

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“So that’s the shit of a Million people flowing into the Ganga everyday” 🥴😂

Author — Truly Blessed

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"I LOVE GANGA" proceeds to pollute it

Author — Mayte Diaz

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6:18 YOU GONNA THANK ME LATER CUZ I WANNA PUNCH HIS YES YES FACE

Author — PMoose Traven

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Hahahah that's BJP government's sucess stories.They made a Holy river into a sewage.

Author — Jonah Roman