Help save the Godavari River

Help save the Godavari River

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Manvi Gaur started this petition to Chief Minister of Telangana and

 Because of its low cleanliness levels, the Godavari River is unsuitable for even bathing in some areas.

In India, it is believed that bathing in the Godavari is sacred and aiding in the purification of sins through the holy dip can aid one's wellbeing. Environmentalists, however, believe Godavari river water can't be used for agriculture too because it's contaminated.

Sources said that plastic waste, industrial waste, effluents from ponds, chemical residues in agriculture, especially untreated sewage at the villages, towns and cities across the Godavari find their way to the river.

In ancient times, people drank water without filtering it, according to older generations. Taking a bath in river water is not recommended but it is still possible. A number of people have reportedly been bathing in the river, where it appears to be clean. The river and the canals that lead to it were both polluted, and some canals smelt bad as well.

In Nashik Kumbh, the Ram Kund is where holy dips are most commonly performed. The Ram Kund, which runs dry after 139 years, is the first time it has done so. In celebration of Gudi Padwa, it was filled with water from an adjacent pond.  Another tank, Kushavart in Trimbakeshwar, within a few miles of the tank near Hooghly, no longer holds liquid and stinks - it was filled by tankers weeks ago.

The environmental groups assert that pollution of the Godavari River runs from its motherland Nasik due to the establishment of industry in Maharashtra, across the river, and the discharge of industrial effluents and sewage into the river. Nevertheless, the waters of the Godavari flow most through the Pranahitha and Sabari rivers in Andhra Pradesh. The environmentalists said that though the water is polluted from its birthplace, due to the overflow of water, it is better in Agency hillock areas and nearby Polavaram Project area. But, near Rajahmundry, the pollution is very high and all sorts of waste and plastic can be found floating on the river. The fishermen said that they have been facing difficulty in catching the fish in the river, due to the waste accumulation in it. They said that they have to spend half of the time removing the waste during the time of catching the fish.

There are many ways to prevent our rivers from dying furthermore. Water treatment typically begins with coagulation and flocculation. Water is treated with positive-charged chemicals. Dirt and other dissolved particles in the water are neutralized by the positive charge of these chemicals. As a result, particles bind with chemicals and form larger particles called flocs. Weight causes floc to settle at the bottom of an area of water as it sediments. This is known as sedimentation. Water is filtered by using a combination of varying materials and pore sizes (sand, gravel, and charcoal) in order to remove biofilms (zeolites, parasites, bacteria, and viruses) from the water. To kill remaining parasites and bacteria, and to keep germs from spreading when the water is piped into homes and businesses, the water is disinfected with a disinfectant (such as chlorine and chloramine).

The destruction of biodiversity. Aquatic ecosystems are depleted by pollution and eutrophication is triggered by uncontrollable phytoplankton proliferation.

A food chain that has been contaminated. We can eat harmful toxins when we eat fish caught in polluted waters and livestock fed on wastewater.

Potable water is scarce. Millions of people in rural areas do not have access to clean water or sanitation, according to the UN.

Disease. About 2 billion people are exposed to diseases such as cholera, hepatitis A, and dysentery due to water contaminated by excrement, according to the WHO.

Infant mortality. Approximately 1,000 children per day die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by lack of hygiene, according to the United Nations.

With this sign-on, we can notify the government of our desires. It may be possible for us to enforce legislation and campaigns that promote the restoration and protection of this river by signing this petition. Let us save the Godavari River. 






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