Eminent River Engineer Says Ganga River Can be Used to End Coronavirus

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In yet another resolve for coronavirus, Professor UK Chaudhary, eminent river engineer, and former civil engineering professor has now told that if the river technology is used, the Ganga river can help end coronavirus.

Chaudhary has also been a founder of Ganga Research Centre at the Indian Institute of Technology at the Banaras Hindu University said,

“The Ganga water contains a significantly higher proportion of bacteriophages – a kind of virus that kill bacteria. Our ancient scriptures like Vedas, Puranas and Upanishads say that Ganga Jal is medicinal water. Scientists later found that Ganga water has bacteriophages capable of killing pathogens.”

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Enhance the bacteriophages, says Professor

The professor explained further,

“Let us analyze the source of bacteriophages. If we take three rivers of Himalayan origin having sources at different heights – the Ganga (Gomukh), Yamuna (Yamunotri), and the Sone river, we find the colors of waters are different. The whitish color of Ganga water, the greenish color of Yamuna water, and the brownish color of Sone water are also indicative. As Gomukh is the highest among the three, its water comes from the lowest depth of aquifer as compared to Yamunotri and Sone river. Thus, the quality of river water is proportional to the height of the origin point. This defines the genetic character of Ganga water. The balanced flow of this water in the entire length of the Ganga defines the medicinal property of Ganga water.”

As per Prof. Chaudhary, the bacteriophages present in the Ganga water can stop the spread of the novel coronavirus through the soil, water, and air. The idea, according to him, is to preserve the medicinal quality of the Ganga and use it to combat coronavirus. The way to do it is to open the gates of all the dams in such a way that the discharge of water through each gate is similar to the water of Ganga. By doing this, the concentration of the bacteriophages will be enhanced in the water making it more effective to fight the pathogens. He wrapped his idea by saying,

“With increasing diffusion of bacteriophages in water and soil, the spread of coronavirus will be impacted and reduced. This methodology and technique can also help maintain the quality of Ganga water later when the problem of corona ends.”

 

Source: The Times of India