Central Pollution Control Board identifies 302 polluted river stretches

By Abha Manakatala - Mon Dec 07, 12:51 pm

Courtesy by economictimes.indiatimes.com

Courtesy by economictimes.indiatimes.com

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today that 302 polluted river stretches have been identified in 275 rivers based on bio-chemical oxygen demand levels, a key indicator of organic pollution.

He said the Water Resources Information System database developed by Central Water Commission along with Indian Space Research Organisation includes 15,615 identified rivers and streams in the country.

“As per report published by Central Pollution Control Board, in February 2015, 302 polluted river stretches have been identified on 275 rivers based on bio-chemical oxygen demand levels, a key indicator of organic pollution,” said Javadekar.

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