Hindu religious places - high pollution of water bodies!

It is a pity that we find that majority of Hindu religious places where perennial rivers like Ganga ,Yamuna, Godavari , Krishna , Tungabhadra flow but the banks are polluted to the hilt by plastic, discarded clothes, puja material, sewage ,garbage.
The government s lack sense of swatchta as they fail to pull up the local authorities like temple boards, endowment department, municipalities,pilgrims in general.
My recent visit to Rameswaram two days ago I saw that the Sea flowing next to temple was black, frothing, with floating clothes, Pooja left overs , plastic bottles and sewage.The streets around was pot holed with garbage strewn around and the bylanes were like swamps after a little rain.
Local people make money,govt makes money ,temple makes money but the swatchata is gone for a toss.
I also observed this in all TN temples big ,gigantic heritage icons of bygone era smelling of urine ,feces, unswept and corruption is rampant.
Mantralaya in AP has similar situation, Varanasi, Allahabad, Nashik, Haridwar in all places the religion is calling for swatchata of minds , body and water bodies including sea.
We talk of future Ram Mandirs to be built but what about the existing ones badly needing attention?
We are ashamed ! more  

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all the religious places are cash-rich. the must be made responsible for cleanliness. more  
yes. We have to do something for swachchata. Shall we start cleaning at least some places in our surroundings. Let us start and then others will follow. No use in blaming others. more  
As per Hindu tradition Rivers source of drinking water is worshipped. In the name of worshipping the so called Religious bodies have made it a big buisness, it is a mafia. Any religiou place starts with a humble begining on Govt. land, slowly under the very eyes of the Authorites, it grows, with adding structure, then flower and sweet shops with buisness flourishing and the governing body getting recognition and earning. Hundreds of Kg. of Flowers, Milk, Ghee, Curd, fruits and coconut water is put on the diety, and all this finally finds its way into rivers. Than we have kumb mela cycles at some of the cities where lakhs of people congregate and leave the place contaminated and filthy. Why we public do not come alive and stop all these practices of materialistic offerings, and offer services in kind as We see in Gurudwaras. During Kumb Mela let each one contribute his services to cleaning the rivers, overnight we shall see a remarkable change. Whether Air, Water or other essential resources are concerned man has been selfish in exploitating these resources, knowing fully well that it is wrong, least bothered about the future generations who shall face the brunt. This has been happening from time immemorial, disaster happens on man`s creation, memory is shortlived, again disaster takes place in another form, this cycle continues, on and on. Man has never learnt and nor shall learn. more  
I think All Hindus have to change the practice of dumping Pooja material in water bodies.If we stop this I am sure half the problem can be resolved.I remember we have done a big pooja in USA,and the Pandit told us that all pooja material can be disposed off in our garden by making a pit and dump it and cover by send,so that after a period of time this will become a manure.That is why water bodies in most of the foreign countries are neat and clean. more  
We, the individuals, are mostly responsible for such sorry state of our religious places and so called holy rivers & ponds. Until we ourselves make our hearts, thinking and acts clean changing our mindset, extend 'kar sewa' to maintain sanctity of these holy places at all times under any circumstances, the government(s) alone can't help improving the situation. more  
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