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Nagpur: In almost all the districts of the state, nitrate pollution has become a major threat to groundwater. It is believed to cause blue baby syndrome.

India has made significant progress in providing its citizens access to clean water, but is still among the top countries where the highest percentage of population does not have this facility, say

CWRDM study finds most rivers highly contaminated due to lack of proper waste management

This year’s focus is on encouraging people to look for nature-based solutions to reduce drought.

Tirunelveli: An analysis of the study conducted by college students on pollution in the Thamirabarani river on March 10 that was compiled by the Anna University Regional Centre threw up some intere

Contamination of surface water sources due to the discharge of polluting substances has been a long standing problem in most parts of the country. In 1974, a legislation was specifically enacted to regulate and prohibit water pollution.

Bhopal: Over 900 residents of Remjapura village in Morena district have fallen ill after consuming contaminated water — and the numbers are only increasing.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Pollution in Rivers, 16/03/2018. Pollution abatement of rivers is a continuous and ongoing process. It is the responsibility of the State Governments/ concerned local bodies to set up facilities for collection, transportation and treatment of sewage for abatement of pollution of rivers. This Ministry has been supplementing the efforts of the State Governments in abatement of pollution in identified stretches of various rivers under National River Conservation Plan (NRCP).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Sewage Treatment Plants, 16/03/2018. Discharge of untreated sewage from cities and towns is a major source of pollution of rivers. As per a report published by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in March, 2015, sewage generation from urban areas in the country is estimated at 61,948 million litres per day (mld), against which the available sewage treatment capacity is only 23,277 mld (37% of the sewage generation). The State-wise details of sewage generation from urban areas and corresponding sewage treatment capacity available are at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution in Major Rivers, 16/03/2018. Rivers in the country are mainly polluted due to discharge of untreated and partially treated sewage from cities/towns and industrial effluents. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has informed that there are a total number of 2892 Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs) discharging effluent into water bodies, including rivers, across the country. These industries are required to meet the prescribed effluent quality norms before discharging their treated effluent into rivers & other water bodies.