The river Ganges had been polluted for a number of years due to industrial discharges and human activities on the Ghats of Haridwar and Rishikesh. It was not too long ago that a report was released stating that the water from river Ganges is not fit for bathing let alone drinking.
Amidst the lockdown, the absence of industrial discharge and pollution by humans, the river for the first time in decades has improved significantly. These images released were taken in Haridwar. Also the Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board has revealed that the water is fit for drinking after chlorination. The report also mentions that the water from the river Ganga was marked Class A for the very first time.
This news has bought so much happiness on Twitter. Here are a few statements and comments made by the Twitteratis…
“The water of the holy river Ganges has been cleared during the lockdown. That bird chirping though Triveni ghat, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Nothing is more stronger than Mother Earth which was and being abused by human’s yet recovered so soon. #ganga“
“After seeing the photos available on the net of the Holy river GANGA & YAMUNA so clean,I wonder what will happen when the lockdown is lifted?”
Also, a report was released online stating that the Government of India has analysed the reasons for pollution in the rivers and also imposed restriction on usage of rivers.