The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has raised serious concerns over pollution and frothing in the River Yamuna after the nodal agency tasked with monitoring and regulating pollution observed froth formation and increase in ammonia levels in the river.
Warring nations over water may sound apocalyptic, but there is no denying water is going to be a major restraint on urbanisation. Basic demand-supply rules apply here and explain to a large extent doomsday scenarios captured in Hollywood hits such as Water Wars
Our cities will need a combination of centralised and decentralised wastewater treatment systems especially in urban pockets and smaller towns where formal sewerage system and treatment will be too expensive, write B Rajesh and Neerad Swaroop. Nearly 590 million people are expected to live in Indian cities by the year 2030. As per the 2011 census, decadal growth of urban population was 31 per cent,