Musi River Change overtime - Stop polluting, Start helping

Musi River Change overtime - Stop polluting, Start helping

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Neeraj Konda OIS started this petition to GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA

The Musi river flows through Hyderabad and several other places in Telangana state, India. There are over 1000 acres of farming land next to the banks of the river Musi. 600 million litres of untreated sewage water is discharged into Musi river every day. In addition, 14 industrial untreated effluents and agricultural drained water released into this river. As a result, Musi river is highly contaminated and poses a serious risk to public health especially in areas where Musi river water is used for Irrigation.

Korrapati et al. reported that pesticides in fodder and milk samples collected from Musi river belt were above the EU standards.1 Vijayashree et al. reported that the presence of complex mixture of toxins and genotoxins in Musi river water increases the risk of cancer and other diseases.2 Sridharachary et al. reported that leafy vegetables such as spinach and amaranths were contaminated with heavy metals like Zinc, Chromium and lead.3

Telangana population is growing exponentially compared to the last few years. Currently, there are limited measures in place to control the waste dump. Since people around the Musi river belt consume the produce grown by the farmers, are at an increased risk of being food poisoned or prone for other diseases.

So I request the Government of Telangana to implement measures to improve the quality of life of the people who stay near Musi river. Measures such as water filtration, recycle industrial and agricultural waste to prevent water pollution and improve the quality of the water in river Musi.

Bibliography

1. http://www.veterinaryworld.org/Vol.8/April-2015/22.html

2. https://fb.cuni.cz/Data/files/Folia%20Biologica/Volume%2051%20(2005)%20No.%205/2005-51-133-139.pdf

3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17555815/

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