Business Bathing in Ganga during Kumbh may wash away sins, but what about diseases? Updated : March 13, 2019 07:07 PM IST A January report showed that the Ganga at Prayagraj is unsafe for bathing. The Ardh Kumbh festival, where millions of people bathe in the Ganga, took place from January to March this year. The National Green Tribunal has recommended slapping a fine on the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board for the sorry state of rivers in Uttar Pradesh. Experts say the gap between sewage generation and the capacity to treat it is widening fast in Prayagraj.