Ganga’s properties


Although scientists have a responsibility to educate and enlighten society, they should not be hasty in dealing with issues especially connected to religious practices (“Testing the waters: Labs study Ganga healing powers”, June 12). When there are innumerable issues such as agrarian distress, crop failure, weak monsoons, climate change, drought and low water tables, it is startling that there is now a proposal to check whether the water in the Ganga river is “medicinal”. Must this be such a priority?

Kshirasagara Balaji Rao, Hyderabad

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