Water Pollution in India

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In a house that was near the Ganges River, there lived a wealthy family that was doing their chores. This family included a mother, father, and a boy. The boy in this family was named “Chaitanya” meaning “consciousness” in English. While Chaitanya was doing his daily chores that day, his mother came over and asked him if he was willing to do an extra chore for her. This chore was washing clothes in the Ganges River. Chaitanya told her that he was happy to do that for her. His mother gave him the clothes that she wanted him to wash and then went straight down to the Ganges River. He looked at the filthy water with a disgusted look on his face and then told himself that he was not going to wash his family’s clothes in this water.
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In the end, this radio program could be helpful since a lot of people in India are poor, but they still have access to radios. The Indian Government will then try to increase the awareness and understanding of the connection between human and the environment (Government of India, http://india.gov.in).
Another thing that the Indian Government is introducing is environmental education for school children. They have done this by introducing a program for schools that is all about sanitation and hygiene. This includes hand washing, infrastructure to clean water, and washing storage (Government of India, http://www.ceeindia.org).
To teach these children, they have made a cartoon book and an activity manual for teachers. The cartoon book and teacher’s manual is mainly for primary school students and teaches sanitation and personal hygiene. Since they are doing this, the possibility of the water pollution levels of their country would possibly be lower (Government of India, http://www.ceeindia.org).

Lack of education in India is not the only reason why water pollution rates are very high there. In addition to that, the way the government spends money is another reason why water pollution levels are so high. This is because they are not spending enough of their money on things that are necessary to improve their citizen’s lives. The Indian Government currently only spends about 3.4% of their money

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