Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the 'Namami Ganges' project five years ago to decontaminate the river Ganges. Environmentalists say its benefits have already begun to match. As the number of Gangetic dolphins has increased, more than 50 percent of the Ganges is now above the biodiversity level.
The Narendra Modi government launched the project in 2015 with the aim of making the Ganges clean and airy. Biodiversity is one of the “main pillars” of the project, according to the program's website. Which has increased a lot
The Ganges Basin is the richest basin in India in terms of fish species – a 1991 study by the Zoological Survey of India found 365 species of fish. But over the years, increasing pollution in India's sacred rivers has made it difficult for aquatic life to survive.
The situation became so dire that in 1998, the iconic Gangetic dolphin, known as the “Gangster Tiger,” was classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation. In 2000 that was a little over 3500. Dolphins are completely lost from several parts, including Haridwar
At the moment, five years after the start of the mission, a survey of the Ganges found that 49 percent of the rivers have “extremely high levels of biodiversity.” The number of dolphins and other species has also increased.