Help Save The Musi River
Help Save The Musi River
It's time to speak up against this burning issue of polluting the Musi river which is concerning the future and present generation in the state of Telangana. In our world today many people take our natural sources for granted. They don’t respect the wonderful creation. But many individuals don’t even take the initiative to solve or stop themselves from doing the wrong thing, they are like why should we stop when everyone else is still doing the wrong thing. Nevertheless, in my belief, I think if one of us stops doing the wrong thing, it will make an impact, and others will look upon us, and do the right thing one day.
The Musi river starts its creation at the Anantagiri Hills and flows through the heart of Hyderabad.
In this day and age, we as citizens of this world have to preserve natural resources. The Musi river, home to hundreds of locals has turned into a dumping property as all the sewage waste is being dumped into it, and now there is a sufficient build-up of stagnant water near the Tipu Khan bridge. Due to urbanization and the dumping of garbage in the mainstream of the Musi river, the water is affecting local farms and animals. But now this river is at risk because of us neglecting this issue. Due to this, the river is now suffering drought-like conditions in some areas due to the lack of water movement. This has caused a point of concern to locals, as mosquitoes have been breeding in this water as result this year, we have experienced more malaria and dengue cases.
This stream of water flows all throughout the state of Telangana from Peerzadiguda in the city outskirts to Valigonda a rural town where researchers from Osmania University’s Centre of Exploration Geophysics, have taken samples in the 60km stretch of the river. And found out that till a depth of 40 meters the Dissolved Oxygen (DO) and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) were way beyond agreed limits, due to the very high levels of contamination in the city of Hyderabad.
Therefore, we can come to a conclusion that when the contaminated water is used for agriculture, it causes a number of problems with soil because the contaminated water washes out the essential nutrients from the soil and turns it acidic, which overall affects the consumers as well. This means farmers are using chemicals such as urea and other harmful substances like this to grow crops as there is minimal nutrition in the soil.
Consequently, we can see it as a cycle it is all coming back to us. As that contaminated water is going into villages across the state and doesn’t have the qualities to make crops grow so farmers are using chemicals to make plants grow and we are again consuming it making us in danger.
I see this issue as unacceptable as we are only ruining our health while knowing it. I urge everyone one of you to sign this petition and raise awareness about this concerning issue towards the government of Telangana and GHMC to take action in the right direction, to preserve natural resources and save the Musi river before it affects every one of us.