Water Quality Deterioration in India

Pollution is affecting the quality of Surface water across India

•    14% of total river length in India is severely polluted and 19% is moderately polluted (based on BOD5levels)

High levels of chemicals in soil and water have worsened the quality of groundwater

•      69 districts across 14 states have fluoride above acceptable levels

•      6 districts in the Ganges river plains of West Bengal have high levels of arsenic

•      Heavy metals in groundwater have been found in 40 districts across 13 states