Indian leather hub targeted in Ganges clean-up

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Uttar Pradesh – Sèchage du linge sur les rives du fleuve Gange à Varanasi – Inde – Asie © ALTITUDE/Arthus-Bertrand Yann mars 1999

On the banks of the Ganges in northern India, tanneries that have poured effluent into the holy river for decades are closing.

For environmentalists, it’s a victory over filthy companies with no regard for nature and a rare example of pollution legislation being enforced.

The Independent

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