Save the Musi River
Save the Musi River
The citizens of Hyderabad are in dire need for the purification of the Musi River. This 240 km river is the water source of Hyderabad, it provides water for consumption, irrigation, households and processing in Industries. Despite its importance, it is being carelessly polluted and ignored by the government, who despite having the means, is not taking any measures to better the situation.
The Musi River is severely polluted and in terrible condition. Its toxicity levels are so high that no one can use it, even if they do they would fall sick as polluted water is unhygienic. The pollution in the river damages the plant and animal life present in the river by reducing the oxygen content of the water. Many women have had miscarriages, children face issues like stunted growth and deformed teeth. The vision of children was also affected when they used the water. People face the issues of joint pains and rashes. The chemicals in the water can induce cancer, diarrhea, jaundice, typhoid, and many other waterborne diseases. Animals are also affected by this. Buffalo gives less milk due to the chemical pollution, they grow weak and skinny. The animals like cattle, buffalos, dogs, and pigs bathe in the poisoned water and resulting in sickness.
So many citizens and animals are prone to diseases caused by the chemicals found in the Musi River. There are families who can't afford treatment for illnesses caused by the Musi River. Families who lose their breadwinners from waterborne disease, will lose their source of income.
I think the best way to mitigate the predicament would be to harness new technologies. There are many new scientific innovations that can be used to clean up the river. Centrifuges can reduce the amount of solids in water, meaning it can reduce water pollution. The interceptor is a new technology, it can harvest up to 100,000 kilograms of plastic everyday. This may not solve the problem but it can help, by reducing the water pollution. As we can not clean the river hand by hand ( it would be too time consuming and impractical), the best way we can solve this is to use new technologies to reduce the pollution in the river.