News By/Courtesy: Risha Roy | 05 Nov 2019 0:29am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Devotees offering prayers to Sun God
  • Standing amidst Toxic Wastes in the River
  • Immediate steps necessary to curb further Water Pollution

Adding on to the woes of Delhi’s massive drop in air-quality post Diwali celebrations, pictures have of devotees performing Chhath puja rites have resurfaced and the condition of Yamuna River depicted in those pictures in devastating.

What at first sight looks like a snow clad Yamuna is actually huge amounts of industrial toxic waste released into the already polluted River.

The devotees faced health ailments due to their exposure to the polluted water while performing their puja.

Yamuna is the primary source of water in Delhi and today it stands as one of the most polluted rivers in the entire country. Consumption of this toxic water is harmful for innocent animals as well who have no alternative source to drinking water.

Huge amounts of toxic waste are regularly released into the water body and only five percent of the sewage is treated thus posing serious threats to the livelihood of residents of Delhi.

It is scary to even think about what the river will look like in another ten decades if necessary measures aren’t taken to fight this menace which is endangering the lives of people.

The need of the hour is to take immediate measures to curb the pollution and reinstate the former glory of the Holy River. Wastes emanating from industries should be properly treated and construction wastes should not be drained out into the river. There also needs to be widespread public awareness and proper knowledge about what all are harmful for the rivers because in the end it does all come back to us humans leading to rather deadlier and devastating consequence.

Section Editor: Prithvijit Mukherjee | 05 Nov 2019 18:17pm IST


Tags : #Devotees #RiverYamuna #Delhi #WaterPollution #SaveYamuna

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