National waterway: Graveyard of the Gangetic Dolphin?
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The National Aquatic Animal edges closer to extinction with the new 'pride of the nation'.
On November 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s first inland waterway — National Waterway-1 (NW1) in Varanasi. While it is being touted by many as a cheap and environment-friendly means of transportation, especially for cargo movement, it has clearly come as an imprecation to the National Aquatic Animal — the Gangetic Dolphin.