According to CPCB report, water quality has not improved in Ganga, Beas, Sutlej, Chambal and Swarnarekha. India news

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New Delhi: A report of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) states that water quality in the Ganges, Beas, Chambal, Sutlej and Swarnarekha rivers has not improved during the period of lockdown. On the water quality of 19 rivers during the lockdown period. It notes that the quality of water in the Ganges had also deteriorated in some parts.
The report released on Wednesday stated that six rivers – Baitarani, Brahmani, Brahmaputra, Mahanadi, Narmada and Pennar – have “full compliance” with the primary water quality criteria for the outdoor bathing standard during the pre-lockdown and lockdown periods. Shown.
It states that the water quality of the two rivers – Sabarmati and Mahi is unchanged in terms of compliance. Seven of the 19 major rivers in India recorded an improvement in water quality in April compared to the period before lockdown, thanks to the availability of adequate infrastructure for the management of sewage in the catchment area of ​​the respective river bodies. Could and might have been enough labor.

The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) had collected samples from 387 monitoring locations during the pre-lockdown (March) and lockdown (April) periods and analyzed the data. The analysis revealed that 331 out of 365 monitoring locations for dissolved oxygen (DO), 355 monitoring locations for pH, 298 monitoring locations (BOD) for biochemical oxygen demand and 299 monitoring locations for fecal coliforms (FC) In the outdoor bathing water was complied. Quality criteria.
Cauvery, Godavari, Krishna, Tapi and Yamuna also saw improvement in water quality. The report states that this can be attributed to the discharge of minimal industrial wastes in view of the closure of almost all industries, any human activities related to disposal of pooja material and waste, any anthropogenic activities such as outdoor bathing, washing clothes , Vehicle washing and cattle are not included. Washing and no pilgrimage activities during the lockout phase.
The report states that the water quality has not improved during the lockdown period in the case of Beas, Chambal, Ganga, Sutlej and Swarnarekha rivers. This attributed it to the discharge of untreated or partially treated feces and pollutant concentrations at their highest levels due to negligible dry weather flow.

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