Pollution | VOL. 15, ISSUE 94, January-February 2016

Water Pollution in River Noyyal

Rivers are among the key natural resources of any country. Since a river flows over a large terrain, it supports a wide range of biodiversity and sustains the livelihoods and the well being of a myriad people and civilisations. Over the last few decades, haphazard urbanisation, unbridled expansion of manufacturing activities, burgeoning growth in the use of chemical inputs in agriculture and the sheer pressure of growing populations—both resident as well as floating, has made river ecosystems unsustainable in many...

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