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River Pollution_Saikat Mondal_IIM Lucknow

River Pollution_Saikat Mondal_IIM Lucknow

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11/08/2009

 
 River Pollution IIM-L
Saikat Mondal  pgp24277@iiml.ac.in 9005529332
 
 River Pollution in India
 
 Major Sources of River Pollution in India
 Domesticwastewater
: A major portion of a
town’s
wastewater reaches the river directly due to overload, shock loads, rains, power cuts, chocking of drains, failure of pumps and other factors.
 Industrialwastewater:
Toxic wastes from industries flow into the opendrains towards the river while polluting the river and groundwater through seepage.
 Pollutantsfromagriculturalactivities:
Commercial fertilizers and  pesticides applied for agriculture is washed down into the river.
Solidwastes:
Solid waste disposal (both domestic and industrial) are amajor nuisance and causes pollution to a large extent.
 Dumpingofholymaterials:
Poly bags filled with different kinds of holy material viz. defiled photos, flowers, puja (worship) samagree(material) etc. is immersed into the river by the devotees thusincreasing the suspended and floating materials in it.
 Massbathingbydevotees:
Mass bathing at the time of differen festivals and other religious occasions causes pollution to a largeextent.
OtherSources:
Siltation and bank erosion, overexploitation of freshwater.

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