Rise in pollution in river Yamuna due to immersion of idols

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New Delhi, Sept 29 (ANI): Immersion of idols of Goddess Durga in the river Yamuna on the last day of Navratri, has led to a rise in pollution level in the already contaminated river.

"We don't feel good when we come here. When there is less water, it smells awfully bad. But today there is enough water. We have seen almost all rivers in India, but I think, this is the most polluted one," said Mohan, a resident.

Residents feel that the government should take some steps to reduce pollution in the river.

" The Government should make some arrangements so that pollution is reduced here," said Sanjay, a resident.

While 60 per cent of Delhi's water needs are met by Yamuna, almost the same percentage of the city's sewage finds its way into the river.

The national capital alone produces 3.6 billion litre of sewage every day but due to poor management, less than half of it is effectively treated.

The remaining untreated waste is dumped into the Yamuna River. (ANI)

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