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Local Initiative Helps Restore Massive Polluted Himalayan Lake

From low-lying plains to high mountains, many of India’s lakes and rivers have become heavily polluted. But in some places like the hill town of Nainital, in northern Uttarakhand state, a local initiative to reverse the damage is paying off. On a clear October day, Naini Lake shimmers in the afternoon sun as boatmen row tourists across the hill resort’s prime attraction nestled amid lush, pine-clothed Himalayan peaks.   Cutting his oars deftly through the waters, boatman Lakshman...

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