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Pollution in selected rivers of India-three case studies

Rao, Lakshmana NS and Rao, Narayana M (1987) Pollution in selected rivers of India-three case studies. In: International Journal of Environmental Studies, 29 (1). pp. 17-26.

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Abstract

Industrialization and urbanization of India have measurably influenced the quality of water of its rivers. The discharge of oxygen-demanding substances, toxic wastes, and hot substances, suspended solids and coloured wastes into rivers has deteriorated the quality of natural streams and placed economic restrictions on many downstream water uses. This paper is a summary of three major regional reconnaissances, one each from Central, North and South India. The extent of pollution due to various industries located in these areas, and due to discharge of municipal wastes is identified and the plans of various organizations in combating the pollution and saving the streams from the onslaught of indiscriminate industrialization are identified. It is concluded from this study that while there are a few success stories in preserving the quality of streams in India, the challenges posed to the environmental engineers of the country are many.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor & Francis.
Keywords: Pollution;rivers;India.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 13:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14491

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