hindu devotees in street demonstration against dams and hydro projects on ganges river (india)


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Street demonstration against the Hydro projects on the Ganges river, at the Kumbh Mela 2013 festival near Allahabad (India).­

Several Hydro-electric projects exist on the Ganges river, involving dams and tunnels.­ The largest of those is the Tehri Dam, one of the largest Hydro developments in the world, upstream from Rishikesh.­ Some Hindu devotees are against those projects, as the Ganges is a Holy river.­

Kumbh Mela is the largest festival on Earth, taking place once every 12 years, with more than 50 million Hindu pilgrims gathering to pray and bathe in the holy Ganges river.­

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