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Jim Kim: In India, Ganges River Cleanup is Part of Poverty Fight

March 12, 2013

KANPUR, India -- I traveled to the banks of the Ganges River today to look at an Indian government initiative, aided by the World Bank Group, to clean up the sacred river. We're working with the government on this long-term effort -- an extraordinarily complex one in part because of the multiple sources of pollution that enter the river. It's part of our vitally important work in one of India's states, Uttar Pradesh, which is home to 200 million people. This state alone has 8 percent of the world's population who live in extreme poverty. Learn more from the video below.