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River Krishna among the highly polluted rivers

Source: The Hans India, Date: , 2016

Planning to take a holy dip during Krishna Pushkaralu in Telangana or Andhra Pradesh? But beware think twice. In what comes as a shocker ahead of the much publicised Krishna Pushkaralu, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPSB) has declared Krishna as highly polluted just as Godavari in both the Telugu States. The study was based on the bio-chemical demand (BOD) levels, a key indicator of organic pollution. This was stated by the Union Minister of State for Environment Anil Madhav Dave in his written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. The Minister pointed out that keeping the rivers clean was the responsibility of the State governments and the same were receiving funds under various provisions and schemes including AMRUT cities now.

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