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River Pollution Gyanesh Sinha FMS

River Pollution Gyanesh Sinha FMS

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River pollution-Ignite-Ashwamedha-Ahvan09-IIM Indore
Presentation for:Ignite Round, Ashwamedha, Ahvan09, IIM IndorePresentation by:GyaneshSinha, FMS Delhi
Integrated River Management Systems
River pollution-Ignite-Ashwamedha-Ahvan09-IIM Indore
India is undergoing severe river water pollution crisis, with all major rivers listed as world’smost polluted rivers. The recent government initiatives have also failed to deliver….
1The state of River Pollution in IndiaGangaYamunaFailure ofriver actionplans
89 million litres of sewage is daily disposed into Gangafrom the 12 municipal towns thatfall along its route till Haridwar
In Varanasi, India's most sacred city, the coliformbacterial count is at least 3,000 timeshigher than the standard established as safe by the United Nations world HealthOrganization
Ganges Action Plan (GAP). Launched in 1985, the ambitious project was meant toclean up India's most important river. But after 12 years of work and $300 million infunding, the GAP has achieved few of its objectives. A recent study found that theamount of sewage flowing into the Ganges has doubled since 1985, while a governmentaudit found evidence of widespread corruption in siphoning off funds earmarked for theproject.
Almost 57% of the New Delhi’s waste is dumped into the river Yamuna
Yamuna has become one of the most polluted rivers in the worldNeed to look beyond the ineffective conventional policies and strategies. Need for alternate, innovative andintegrated approaches to be implemented
River pollution-Ignite-Ashwamedha-Ahvan09-IIM Indore
The rivers in India have been classified on the basis of their pollution levels. With almost
25% of the polluting industries still continuing, all major rivers have become category “D”
2River pollution management in India-An overview
A : Drinking watersource without conventionaltreating but after disinfection
B:Outdoor bathing (Organized)
C:Drinking water source with conventionaltreating followed by disinfection
D: Propagationof Wildlife and Fisheries
E: Irrigation, Industrial cooling and controlledwaste disposal
Classification of Rivers Summary statuson polluting industries
Most rivers in India are so polluted that they
have been categorized as “D”. Even
and Yamuna are category “D” rivers
At least 25% of the polluting industries are stillunsatisfactorily controlling effluents leading toa severe pollution problem

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