Major Sources of River Pollution in India
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wastewater reaches the river directly due to overload, shock loads, rains, power cuts, chocking of drains, failure of pumps and other factors.
Toxic wastes from industries flow into the opendrains towards the river while polluting the river and groundwater through seepage.
Commercial fertilizers and pesticides applied for agriculture is washed down into the river.
Solid waste disposal (both domestic and industrial) are amajor nuisance and causes pollution to a large extent.
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.
Mass bathing at the time of different festivals and other religious occasions causes pollution to a largeextent.
Siltation and bank erosion, overexploitation of freshwater.