Funeral pyres burn on a cremation ghat on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi.

Ganga management

As the Ganges increasingly comes to resemble a fetid sewer, some of the more civic-minded residents of Varanasi are pinning their hopes on Narendra Modi, the prime minister they helped to elect, to purify the 'goddess' flowing through their city, Amrit Dhillon reports

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Funeral pyres burn on a cremation ghat on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi.
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