National River – Ganga

Ganga also called as river Ganges was declared as the National River on November 4th 2008 by the Government of India. From ancient times, the river Ganga has great spiritual significance and Hindus consider it as the sacred place to do religious rituals. It is the longest river in India that runs from Himalayas and flows to the South and East directions covering around 2,510 km of mountains, valleys and plains. Ganga was also ranked as the fifth most polluted river of the world and hence the Government has taken initiative to clean up the river through ‘The Ganga Action Plan’.