Rivers and lakes in India cleaner due to decrease in pollutant during COVID-19 lockdown

Last Modified: Sun Apr 26 2020 21:50:43 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 20%
    Reduction in sewage discharge into Korattur and Ambattur lakes - 2 major water bodies in Chennai's western suburbs. The decrease in flow of industrial effluents could probably be due to the closure of industrial units around the lake owing to the lockdown. However, the lake was receiving domestic sewage from surrounding localities.
  • 4x
    Increase in dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in the Vatrak to Vautha stretch of the Sabarmati river. This stretch ranks 7th on the list of most river stretches in the country. Other stretches of the river has shown remarkable increase in DO levels, to the point where the river could support life. For years, the Vasna-Narol sewage flow of the municipal corporation, a concoction of municipal and industrial toxic waste, had been robbing the river of its DO.
  • 149 mg/litre to 181 mg/litre
    The TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) level of Beas water at all the 10 locations of monitoring. According to WHO, TDS level less than 300 mg/liter is considered as excellent. According to Dr. S S Marwaha, chairman Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), Beas remains cleanest in the state and has shown further improvement in water quality in April. Water quality of river Beas remains ‘B’ category at all the locations in the month of March and April.
  • 100 मिलीग्राम/लीटर
    ओंकारेश्वर (मप्र) में नर्मदा जल का टीडीएस । पहले 126 मिलीग्राम/लीटर नापा गया । मिनरल वॉटर का टीडीएस 55 से 60 मिलीग्राम/लीटर मेंटेन करना होता है। पानी हल्का हरा दिखाई देने का मतलब यह है कि पानी की टर्बिडिटी 10 एनटीयू से भी कम है। पारदर्शिता भी बहुत बढ़ गई है। वर्तमान समय में दस फीट की गहराई तक साफ पानी दिखाई दे रहा है। तीर्थनगरी के विद्वान और वरिष्ठ आचार्य सुभाष महाराज वेदमाता गायत्री मंदिर ने बताया कि ओंकारेश्वर में 25 साल पहले नर्मदा का जल ऐसा ही शुद्ध था। मालूम हो, ओंकारेश्वर में आम दिनों में 5 हजार जबकि त्योहारों पर 2 लाख तीर्थ यात्री पहुंचते हैं।