Polluted River Stretches

The stretch of Musi river from Bapughat to Rudravelly and Kasaniguda to Valigonda in Telangana was identified as ‘Priority-I’ stretch by the Central Pollution Control Board in November 2022, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union minister for Jal Shakti (water resources) told the Lok Sabha July 20, 2023. This means the stretch is extremely polluted and needs urgent remediation.

In the 2018 CPCB report, the stretch of the river flowing from Hyderabad to Nalgonda was under the Priority I category, the minister noted. CPCB, in association with state pollution control boards / committees in different states / Union territories (UT), monitors the water quality of rivers and other waterbodies from time to time, through a network of monitoring stations under the National Water Quality Monitoring Programme.

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