HYDERABAD: Proceeding along the road behind the High Court towards Afzalgunj from City College, one can't help but despair at the sorry state of the mighty river Musi.

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Hyderabad needs sewage treatment plants to cut pollution.

A recent report from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) that has listed the Musi river stretch among the most polluted rivers in the country and its water most dangerous, has taken the Stat

Political parties, which look at slum populations as their prime vote bank, continue to make false promises of regularising lake lands that has been encroached. Musi River is one such area.

The state government on Monday informed the AP high court that it has ambitious plans to beautify the entire 34 kilometres of Musi river spread in the GHMC area at a cost of Rs 922 crore.

While turning a blind eye to the increasing number of encroachments along the Musi river bed, the GHMC has prepared grand plans to seek Rs 752 crore funding from the Centre for the river front deve

Despite predictions of a good rainfall in 2012, the present water crisis in Hyderabad, especially relating to groundwater levels, may deteriorate in the absence of preventive measures.

The city’s ground water is not fit for consumption unless it is treated for both biological and chemical contamination. A ground water quality study conducted by the Central Ground Water Board in several parts of Hyderabad revealed that water tapped from the ground failed in a number of crucial parameters including tests related to total hardness and calcium, magnesium, chloride, sulphate and nitrate contents.

June 4: Climatic conditions in the state are clearly worsening. In fact, environmentalists say that the state capital is the sixth worst polluted city in the country.
Alarmingly, the Krishna and Godavari rivers, that contribute around 90 per cent of the state

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