article on river pollution

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river pollution increase day by day.
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In India, river pollution has crossed the mark of crisis. Three important river systems of the north like Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra are suffering from pollution.

Fresh water is only 2.7 per cent out of total water available in nature. The remaining 97.3 per cent is saline water. Out of the total fresh water (2.7%), 0.003 per cent water exists in rivers, whose total volume is 108 cubic km while the volume of water existing in lakes is 1, 26,070 cubic km. Thus, the water deposit in lakes is more than the water deposit in rivers.

But even though water of rivers is lesser than that of lakes, river water is more important because it is distributed over a larger part. River water continues flowing and does not remain in any river for more than two weeks whereas, water of lakes remains there for years.

River water is used to a maximum extent because of its common reach to the biotic community. Maximum economic activities concentrate around rivers. At present, 50 per cent population of the world resides in 250 river basins, where they use river water for different activities including agriculture and industry. In India, dense population is settled near the banks of rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Damodar, Hooghly, Cauvery, Godavari and Chambal. This has polluted these rivers to a large extent. Rhine river of Europe, literal meaning of which is pure (Rhine=Pure), is polluted to a great extent.

In Ruhar river basin, at the junction of river Rhine and river Ruhar, death is caused by bathing and swimming there. Every hour 1,200 ton polluted salts are disposed off in river Rhine. Due to pollution, Rhine is called “Europe’s Sewage Ditch’. Water of river Rhine sustains about 20 million persons who are suffering health hazards continuously due to pollution of water.

The main river Seine of France on whose banks the city of Paris is located is being polluted incessantly. Heaps of dead fish and sewage foam are spreading near its banks. According to one study, in the total length from Paris on river Seine to La Harre (Port located in the English Channel), about one million cubic metre polluted sewage water is disposed. Similarly in Po river of Italy, about 300 million ton wastes are disposed off every year. Rivers of Scandinavian region are being polluted by acid rain caused due to winds coming from the side of Great Britain and Germany, which carry sulphuric acid in them.

In India, river pollution has crossed the mark of crisis. Three important river systems of the north like Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra are suffering from pollution. Maximum populated areas of the world are settled in all the three basins. These river systems originating from snow peaks of Himalayas are the basis of prosperity of India in different forms.

In southern India, river Godavari, Cauvery, Krishna and Mahanadi are highly polluted. Rivers of India are no more rivers but have been converted into filthy drains. The Comptroller and Auditor General (GAG) of India has entrusted the responsibility of examination of quality of water to the Environ­mental Research Laboratory (ERL), Lucknow.

ERL has divided tested water in five categories, i.e.. A, B, C, D and E. Description of these categories is given below:

1. Category (A): Suitable for Drinking

2. Category (B): Suitable for bathing, swimming and entertainment

3. Category (C): Potable after traditional treatment

4. Category (D): Suitable for fish and forest animals

5. Category (E): Suitable for irrigation, industrial cooling and waste disposal

In India, river pollution has extended in every context. In the hilly portion of Kulu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, water level of river Vyas has degenerated from ‘A’ level to ‘B’ level, though Manali is a famous tourist place of Kulu Valley. Lakhs of tourists from foreign and local places come here.

Due to increasing terrorist activities in Kashmir, the number of tourists has increased in Kulu valley. The water of river Beas is used for drinking purposes in Manali and Kulu but the attention of planners is not drawn towards the hotel and restaurant business, developing at a very fast rate where there is no proper arrangement for disposal of sewerage and waste. Plastic and other non-perishable materials are continuously disposed off in this river.
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River pollution is a very big problem and if it is not stopped now there will be only polluted water for us to drink or do any work in which water  is required.
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river pollution
these days due to more dumping of wastes the rivers are getting too polluted. i think we should stop dumping waste in the nearby rivers. we should do small contributions to prevent river pollution. The Yamuna river is getting too polluted nowadays. the government is taking actions to clean the river but all in vain. the waste of the factories are mixed in the river which is making the river blackish in colour. not only the Yamuna river but other rivers are too getting polluted like the Ganga. we are the future of this world! if we will only pollute this rivers then we will not get water to drink. rivers are the only sources to drink fresh water.
 so let's pledge,
green revolution is the best solution to arrest pollution!

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hope this is helpful
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let me guess
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It is a type of pollution
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River pollution
India is just to be said a fertile land. But, these days the name is just fading out. The fertility of our lands is because of the rivers in our country. Now, the rivers are polluted and more and more water is used. River pollution have became popular in the people. Ehile the people in the cities construct dams on rivers just for nothing, the people in the villages use rivers for reasons which are not accepted like bathing of animals and washong clothes.
If rivers have just polluted water, then what is the difference between a sea and a river? Utilise rivers properly and start a green revolution.
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River pollution means to pollute water bodies
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