Our community correspondent Ashish Sagar reports from Banda in Uttar Pradesh where careless attitude of the local administration is making the Ken river, a major river in Bundelkhand and North India, die slowly.
Three different waste water drainages drop into the river making its water non-potable. The whole city's waste collects in the drainage and falls into the river despite restrictions imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
Farmers that grow vegetables near the river spoke to Ashish on the decreasing produce every year. The water is polluted and doesn't lead to a good yield, said one of the farmers.
Stone mining at 50+ sites in Bundelkhand is also contributing to the depleting water table and the decrease in water level of the river.
This episode of ‘Awaaz Ho Buland’ is about the environment and our immediate actions to keep our Earth from further deterioration.
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