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This website provides an overview of SMF's more than 30 years of service for Ganga ji and the people of Varanasi, India. From our founding in 1982 we have made it our mission - Not one drop of sewage water in Ganga. In order to actualize this mission we have divided our activities into three fields of operation. First, we are committed to seeing the spiritual purity of Ganga reflected in the river's physical purity. We have proposed an innovative wastewater management solution that would intercept and treat sewage from the city of Varanasi, so that it could not pollute this most sacred of rivers. Second, we conduct water quality research to hold the government and its contractors accountable for their actions. The Swatcha Ganga Research Laboratory is the only laboratory in Varanasi regularly monitoring water quality. Finally, we conduct many public outreach campaigns informing the public about environmental awareness. Annually we host three major events World Water Day, World Environment Day, and International Student's Congress. We hope you will join us and support us in our cause!
Pollution of Ganga
Ganga which is the life line of millions of people and of great religious significance is being polluted by both domestic sewage and industrial pollutants that are being dumped in to the river untreated. This causes health hazard for over 400 million people who directly and indirectly use ...
The comprehensive plan was made at the request of Varanasi Nagar Nigam (VNN) as an alternative to the Govt's Ganga Action Plan (run between 1986-1994) and to satisfy the objectives of Ganga Action Plan (GAP) launched in Varanasi in 1986 by Hon'ble Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi Ji.
Our Vision & Mission
Society committed to clean Ganga ji. Comprising of active and committed members of the society, university professors, practicing religious people, poets, student representatives and friends of Ganga ji all over the world SMF is well respected for its work to clean Ganga ji at Varanasi.
This Week Water Quality
Ganga water Quality along the religious bathing area of Ganga in Varanasi on 12 June 2007
Quotes from Mahanth Ji
This is not visionary, it is simply essential (Regarding cleaning of River Ganga)
Science and technology are one bank of the river, and religion, tradition and faith are the other bank of the river. Both the banks need to be firm, and only then can the river maintain the flow.
Please consider them an endangered species, these people who still have this faith, this living relationship with the river. If birds can be saved, if plants can be saved, let this species of people be saved by granting them holy water"
I am a part of Ganga and Ganga is a part of me. I want not a single drop of sewage going into the river.
When I talk to officials, I show them reports on fecal coliform, and when I talk to local people, I show them there is s___ in the holy Ganges. It is the same thing, but I say it in different languages.
But one day I'll dodge all the snakes (bureacratic and political obstacles). Mother Ganges will help me to save her