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Is There any Hope for the Yamuna River
The Yamuna River from Delhi to Agra, a distance of roughly 250 km, is alarming. Described as a huge sewage canal, Yamuna water is unfit for human consumption. It cannot even support bacteria or aquatic life.

Once so pristine that it compelled Shah Jahan to build his dream monument, the Taj Mahal, along the river bank; the Yamuna is not filled with chemical wastes and toxins as well as millions of gallons of untreated sewage every day.

Subijoy Dutta, a US-based scientist and president of the Yamuna Foundation for Blue Water says, “elsewhere, pollution of this fatal nature would have been treated as a criminal offence against humanity and those responsible would have had to pay a heavy price for their acts but in India people are seemingly becoming immune to pollution and their sensibilities have also been insensitised.”

 
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