River Pollution

River dirt rises 14 times in 26 years, environmentalists up in arms

Date of Release: 
Jul 24 2015

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and its state units have assessed rising pollution, but miserably failed to execute effective clean-up of the dying rivers.

India's pollution control boards have failed completely as the number of polluted river stretches has gone up 14 times in the last 26 years. Worse, the intensity of pollution in areas already identified for clean-up has also shot up.

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