Having grown up next to the Vishwamitri River in the 1970s, Rohit Prajapati remembers its abundance of life: buffaloes drinking from the water, farmers using it to irrigate their fields, and local people fishing for carp. As he grew older, however, the river began to change. From the banks of this 80-kilometre waterway, which flows through the western state of Gujarat in India, Prajapati saw that people who bathed there were getting skin infections, buffaloes were sickening, and municipal rubbish was being dumped into the water. In 1996 he decided enough was enough, and he and some college friends ...


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