MODERN INDIA AND THE GANGA
By the end of the 18th century, the Mughal rule came to an end. Delhi itself was occupied by the British army. New Delhi, the capital of India, has numerous monuments of historical importance. These help us recall the lives of our predecessors and till date, the archaeological department is preserving these monuments to add to the color and character of our cities.
The social, religious and cultural awakening of the 19th century with its emphasis on reform as well as its desire to rediscover the Indian heritage was to provide a background for the nascent nationalism that developed by the end of the century.
Modern India after its independence in 1947 has shown progress in all fields. Industrialization and commerce have developed at remarkable speed. India being mainly an agricultural land has taken to latest methods in agriculture and produced better output.
But all this progress has also left its own mark. Pollution levels are rising day by day at such tremendous speed that one is forced to be reminded of its "health hazards".
The beautiful Taj Mahal on the banks of the Yamuna is one victim to this modernisation. The Ganga too has alarming levels of polluted water in certain places that the present government needs to take immediate steps to preserve its purity and sanctity.
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