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  • Reaya Tomar
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    Every person who lives near a river or has a river in his or city might for once have seen the situation of the water bodies of their area. I live in Delhi and almost everyday see the river Yamuna while crossing the river while going to college via metro. Sometimes the view from the there is so beautiful that it wants me to just sit there and look for hours. But on the other hand I see the condition of the water in the river which makes me feel so bad about it. The water that is a important part of one’s life is deteriorated by the humans only at such extents that it makes it posionous to other living creatures also. So as a human who has the most advantage from the water bodies and rivers we should stop it and work towards the goal of protecting them.

    SEETHA K
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    Yes, it is indeed our ethical duty to protect rivers from pollution. Rivers play a crucial role in the ecosystem, providing clean water, supporting biodiversity, and sustaining various human activities such as agriculture, fishing, and recreation.

    In the context of India, rivers hold immense cultural and religious significance and are considered sacred by many. However, several rivers in India face significant pollution challenges due to various factors, including industrial waste, untreated sewage, agricultural runoff, and improper waste disposal.

    Protecting rivers from pollution is essential for several reasons:

    Environmental sustainability: Pollution in rivers can have severe ecological consequences, leading to the degradation of aquatic ecosystems, loss of biodiversity, and disruption of natural processes.
    Human health: Contaminated water from polluted rivers can pose significant health risks to communities that rely on them for drinking water, bathing, and other domestic purposes. Waterborne diseases and other health issues can arise from exposure to polluted water.
    Economic impact: Many industries, such as agriculture, fishing, tourism, and hydropower generation, depend on the health of rivers. Pollution can harm these industries, leading to economic losses and affecting the livelihoods of communities that rely on them.
    Sustainable development: Protecting rivers aligns with the principles of sustainable development, promoting the long-term well-being of both current and future generations. Clean and healthy rivers are vital for social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
    Addressing river pollution requires a multi-faceted approach involving government action, community participation, industry responsibility, and individual awareness. It involves implementing and enforcing pollution control regulations, investing in wastewater treatment infrastructure, promoting sustainable agricultural practices, raising public awareness about the importance of clean rivers, and encouraging responsible waste management.

    Individuals can contribute by reducing their own pollution footprint, conserving water, properly disposing of waste, and supporting organizations and initiatives focused on river conservation.

    By recognizing our ethical duty to protect rivers from pollution, we can work towards preserving these invaluable natural resources for the well-being of both current and future generations.

    Gaurav Bhuimbar
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    Protecting our rivers from pollution is not just our duty but also an moral obligation to us. Rivers are the vital resource that provide us with essentials like food, water and other stuff on which we rely for survival. They are also home to many plant and animal species.
    Unfortunately our rivers are under constant threat from pollution. Industrial waste, agricultural waste and sewage are just a few of the sources of pollution that contaminate the water of rivers. This pollution can have a big impact on the ecosystem tthe river, killing the plants and animals disrupting the natural ecosystem.
    As the responsible members of society we have a responsibility of protecting the rivers from pollution. It means reducing the use of use and throw plastics and proper disposing aof hazardous waste. It also means advocating our policies that protect our rivers such as making strict rules or increased funding for saving rivers from pollution.
    Ultimately protecting our rivers from pollution also means saving ourselves and the environment. The well being of our future generations also depends upon our actions today. By working together we can save rivers from pollution and create a more healthier and sustainable future.

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