The Government of India along with the various State and Local Governments is implementing several flagship Urban Missions. An overarching goal of the various missions and schemes is to make Indian cities more ‘Liveable’.
The Central Water Commission in its capacity as an premiere technical organisation in the field of water resources development endeavours the gigantic task of collection and compilation of Water Quality data incorporating the quality and quantity of available waters in various basins of the country.
Every day, rivers streams and their tributaries passing through cities are receiving large amount of contaminants released from different point and nonpoint sources and have become important sink for unused waste load. Water is indispensable to life on earth. It is a precious gift of nature which is essential for the survival of plants, animals and human beings. Present investigations were carried out on the limnological aspects of Bagad river of U.P. Many of the parameters were found below the permissible limits for drinking water as suggested by WHO.
CWC is monitoring water quality at 429 stations spread all over India covering major river basins. The water quality data collected by CWC from the year 2012-13 to 2016-17 was analysed to find out the organic pollution in the rivers of India at various places.
This EIA report on 10,000 mw Jaitapur nuclear power plant being set up by NPCIL in Ratnagiri says that, this project will have no impact on ecology of the region. However it has not been shared with affected villages. The project has met with strong protests from people whose lands were acquired under protest.