Jose John April 19, 2016 No Comments
RIVER WATER POLLUTION IN INDIA Holy rivers’ has rather become a myth today. According to a report of the National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) all the fourteen big rivers of India are badly polluted. They cover 85 per cent of the surface flow of water in the country. The main pollutant of river water is industrial waste. River Yamuna in Delhi gets polluted through 17 drains that bring toxics, acids and a number of chemicals that affect the health of all those who depend on it for drinking and bathing water. The Ganga starts getting polluted by chemicals from Rishikesh itself. It receives effluents from the Indian Drug and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (IDPL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL). The flow of toxic effluents including chemicals metallurgy and fertilizers to river periyar in Kerala is so great that the people living on its banks have a high incidence of skin diseases. Cauvery and Kapila in Karnataka are so polluted that in a stretch of 1O km of the banks of Cauvery people suffer badly from skin diseases, boils and burning sensation. Cauvery receives industrial wastes from Tamil Nadu. The story of Godavari is no differ¬≠ent. It receives 4,500 gallons of toxic waste everyday from Andhra Pa- per Mills alone....
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