Water Pollution

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Abstract India’s vast and developing population is putting quite a stress on all of the country’s natural resources. Most sources of water are polluted by unmanaged sewage and agricultural overflow. Even though the country has made some progress, water contamination is still a big issue throughout the country. Although access to clean drinking water has improved, the World Bank calculated that 21% of communicable diseases in India are still related to contaminated water. According to water.org, In India, diarrhea alone causes more than 1,600 deaths daily, the same as if eight jumbo jets crashed to the ground each day. Hygiene is another problem that affects India, in the city and in rural areas. In rural areas of the country latrines…show more content…
However the population in rural areas is declining because people are moving to the cities. People are leaving the rural areas because they want to move away from living off the land. Mumbai is the largest city in India, more than 12 million people live there (Sekhar, & Padmaja, 2013). With the growing population it becomes harder to keep up with sanitation and health care. Only two cities in India have continuous water supply and an estimated 69% of India still lack access to improved sanitation facilities (Goli, & Arokiasamy, 2013). The government claims that they don’t have enough funds to supply everyone with clean water. Affected Population The majority of India's population follows the Hinduism religion. Hindu religious practices happen in the central locations sometimes at the river banks. The Hindu religious practice involves immersing statues as well as throwing flowers, pots, ashes and disposing of cremated bodies into the rivers (Idol immersion polluting India's waters, 2012). India's holiest river named the Ganges is considered to be a source of spiritual purification and healing which can have restorative powers for devout Hindus. The Ganges runs for 1,550 miles and has more than two dozen urban centers located on its banks. 400 million people live along this river. Around two million people are ritually bathing in the river every day. Hindus believe that by immersing their love one’s body into the water they

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