It’s time to clean India’s polluted rivers. Here’s how we can do it
Just a few decades ago, Indians across the nation would walk down to the local stream or river to collect drinking water, wash their clothes, take a bath or just swim and enjoy themselves. Today, doing anything of this sort is out of the question and can have serious health consequences. Like many other rivers around the world, India’s rivers – which have always been given a position of sanctity in the culture – have become polluted bodies of water. And yet, Indians cannot turn away from these rivers. They are the lifelines of the nation, and the future of India is in many ways tied to the health of our rivers.
Issue: Sustainable Development Goals Typology: Policies