Despite 26 years implementation of programmes to control pollution, water in our rivers remains critically polluted says CAG in this first ever performance audit of water pollution in India.

Pollution in rivers (Question asked in the Monsoon session of LS 2011).

Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) guidelines to protect Subernarekha from immersion hazards were once again blatantly ignored in the steel city.

A maiden survey conducted by the JSPCB

The pollution load on rivers has increased over the years due to rapid urbanisation and industrialization. Domestic sewage is the major source of pollution of rivers besides industrial and other non-point sources of pollution. Abstraction of water for irrigation, drinking, industrial use, power etc. compounds the challenge.

Dhananjay Mahapatra

Attempting to silence traditional scepticism of India

The Centre has agreed to include Himachal Pradesh in the