Quality of Ganga water is now safe for taking bath in Varanasi

Quality of Ganga water is now safe for taking bath in Varanasi

The water quality of Ganga in Varanasi for bathing, under the surveillance of PM Modi, was found safe, reports the Union Minister of State for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation, Satya Pal Singh on Monday in Parliament. Singh measures the quality of river water now to that of the last 4 years.

He continued that the parameters for evaluating Varanasi sites like Faecal Coliforms and BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) have been declining since the year 2014.

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Mr. Singh replied in a written statement to a query aroused in Rajya Sabha, he says, “comparison of observed water quality of last four years at Varanasi (2014-2017) with bathing water quality criteria indicates that dissolved oxygen, which is an indicator of river health has been found to be within acceptable limits of notified primary bathing water quality criteria and satisfactory to support the ecosystem of river across all season and also for almost entire stretch of river Ganga.”

He further referred to ‘Namami Gange’ programme, organized by the Central Pollution Control Board, aiming to evaluate river water quality from Gangotri to West Bengal.

by Chandrani Sarkar on July 31, 2018

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