Ganga due to corona has an effect of lockdown, pollution reduced by 30%



There is a situation of lockdown due to coronavirus in India including many parts of the world. Due to this, all the factories are also closed, a major source of pollution. In such a situation, after such a long lockdown, the administration of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has informed that during this time, the Ganges water has become quite clean. The samples collected from Varanasi showed that there has been a 30 percent reduction in pollution in the Ganges. BD Tripathi, president of the Mahamana Malaviya Research Center for the Ganges and Water Resources Management at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), said the Ganga water samples were studied on March 24 before the lockdown was implemented, and thereafter on April 20 A reduction of 25% to 30% was observed in the pollution collected.

He said that the overall samples of the river water were collected from five places - Schultankeshwar Ghat, Samman Ghat, Assi Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, and Raj Ghat. They reported that mixed samples meant that on average five samples were collected from different locations of each site to ensure accurate results.

They reported that we tested biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in the samples. We increased the concentrations of DO from 20% to 30% and reduced the concentration of BOD from 35% to 40%. Overall, the Ganga pollution load has decreased by 25% to 30%. She said the conditions had a very positive impact on the Ganges and the river showed that she could rejuvenate herself.

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