Contamination, Pollution and Quality
Community response to the slum sanitation improvement project hinges on grassroots leadership in a slum settlement in Dhenkanal.
The fishing community is the most vulnerable as its members come into direct contact with the river water and thus, suffer the maximum impact of pollution.
A study found that mass bathing events in the Kshipra river not only led to high pollution, but also to the presence of multidrug resistant pathogenic bacteria in its waters, posing a risk to health.
Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in the Sunderbans at a time when the country was already battling a large spread of Covid-19.
The program envisages promoting panchayat led groundwater management and behavioural change with a primary focus on demand-side management.
Experts are joining forces to investigate the impact that releasing antibiotics from antibiotic manufacturing into India’s waterways has on the spread of potentially fatal drug-resistant infections.
Use of guppy fish to control mosquito populations in water bodies has given rise to another problem - that of its negative impact on native freshwater diversity.
Urgent action needed to abolish dangerous practices including the informal recycling of lead acid batteries.