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  • Water pollution in India - Wikipedia

    Water pollution is a major environmental issue in India. The largest source of water pollution in India is untreated sewage. Other sources of pollution include agricultural runoff and unregulated small scale industry. Most rivers, lakes and surface water in India are polluted.

  • Top 10 Most Polluted Rivers in the World Ravaging our ...

    #4 Most Polluted Rivers in the World – Yellow. Known as the 'cradle of civilisation' of China, is the mighty yellow river, which is the third longest in Asia and the sixth longest in the world. It is also one of the worst when it comes to the 10 most polluted rivers in the world.

  • Water Pollution in India: Causes, Effects, Solutions | My ...

    Jul 31, 2016 · Ganga and Yamuna are the most polluted rivers in India. Causes of water pollution in India. The single biggest reason for water pollution in India is urbanization at an uncontrolled rate.

  • 6 Major Polluted Rivers of India - Environmental Pollution

    The Damodar River is the most polluted river, carrying discharges from 43 major industries and scores of minor units. In Yamuna (Delhi), 19,000 cubic metres of water containing DDT derivatives from agriculture are dumped daily. 68 industrial units discharge 1000 cu.m. of untreated waste water in Ganga every day.

  • 14 Different Ways to Prevent Water Pollution ...

    Dec 17, 2014 · Water Pollution refer to the presence of harmful substances or pollutants in water bodies. It happens when untreated wastes and pollutants are discharged into water bodies. As a result, the water of sea, rivers, lakes, ponds, reservoir, and ground-water get polluted.

  • The 7 Most Sacred Rivers of India

    Yamuna River is a major river and most polluted river of the Indian subcontinent, rising form Yamunotri in the Himalaya Mountains and merges with the Ganges at Triveni Sangam, Allahabad, the site for the Kumbha Mela. This is one of the country's most sacred rivers, Gokul and Mathura on the other bank of the river are holy places for hindu.

  • River Pollution in India - Save The Rivers

    According to a survey, the top most polluted rivers in India includes the Ganga, Yamuna and Sabarmati. These river banks are home to some of the most developed cities of the country. Due to lack of a proper disposal system, they have turned up to be the most highly polluted rivers. The pollution in river Ganga is mostly due to domestic wastes.

  • Ugly reality of Yamuna - India's most polluted river- in ...

    Oct 28, 2015 · Ugly reality of Yamuna – India's most polluted river- in pictures. It originates from the Yamunotri Glacier in Himalayas and flows through Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The water is clear and blue until the River reaches Haryana. Thereafter, tons of untreated sewage, industrial waste, domestic waste, and dumped garbage turn it into one of the world's most polluted rivers.

  • Half of India's rivers are polluted, says government ...

    Apr 07, 2015 · Half of India's rivers are polluted, says government report. The number of rivers defined as "polluted" in India has more than doubled in the last five years, from 121 to 275, an assessment by the central pollution control board (CPCB) says.