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Cleaning the Ganges in Varanasi to Attract Tourists

Batabyal, Amitrajeet and Beladi, Hamid (2017): Cleaning the Ganges in Varanasi to Attract Tourists.


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Despite the salience of Mr. Narendra Modi's campaign from both environmental and touristic standpoints, the extant literature contains no theoretical studies of the clean-up of the Ganges and its connection to tourism. Hence, we use a simple model and provide the first stochastic analysis of the Ganges clean-up process and the attraction of tourists to Varanasi.

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