1.The Ganges River symbolizes purification to Hindus, who believe drinking or bathing in its waters will lead to salvation. But 29 cities, 70 towns and countless villages deposit about 345 million gallons of raw sewage a day directly into the river. Factories add 70 million gallons of industrial waste and farmer are responsible for another 6 million tons of chemical fertilizer and 9,000 tons of pesticides.
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3.Of the estimated 2.7 million annual deaths from air pollution, 2.2 million are from indoor pollution -- including smoke from dung and wood burned as fuel which is more harmful than tobacco smoke, 80% of the victims are rural poor in developing countries
4.The world's 225 richest individuals of whom 60 are Americans with total assets of $331 billion, have a combined wealth of over $1 trillion equal to the annual income of the poorest 47% of the entire world's population.
5.It is estimated that the additional cost of achieving and maintained universal access to basic education for all, basic health care for all, reproductive health care for all women, adequate food for all and clean water and safe sewers for all is roughly $40 billion a year -- or less than 4% of the combined wealth of the 225 riches people in the world.
6.There are 5.93 billion people on the planet. If all of Gates' wealth was distributed equally to the citizens on the earth, each person - including Bill Gates - would get $15.
7.If Gates gave away Rs.1 crore every day, he would have to live for another 653 years to give it all away.
8.The richest fifth of world's people consumes 86% of all goods and services while the poorest fifth consumes just 1.3%. Indeed, the richest fifth consumes 45% of all meat and fish, 58% of all energy used and 84% of all paper, has 74% of all telephone lines and owns 87% of all vehicles.