Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pollution of surface and ground water, 15/07/2019

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pollution of surface and ground water, 15/07/2019. Water bodies in the country are polluted due to discharge of untreated sewage, industrial effluent, agricultural runoff containing fertilizers, pesticides, etc. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is monitoring the water quality of both surface and ground water under the National Water Monitoring Programme (NWMP) through a network of monitoring stations acrossthe country. The water quality is assessed for various parameters, including physico-chemical, bacteriological, heavy metals, pesticides, etc. CPCB has identified 351 polluted river stretched on 323 rivers during 2018.

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