river Jhelum is day by day getting more and more polluted. Almost all the water bodies in the Valley were clean, their water was being used for drinking, bathing and washing purposes. But unfortunately the river water in the valley is now not fit for drinking purpose now.
In the sub-continent the condition of rivers like Yamuna is there for all to see. Rivers across the south-asia are getting choked with every passing day. The entire country began to worry for the rivers-the question is that have we left it too late?
In our valley the situation got worse in September, 2014 when unprecedented floods hit the summer capital Srinagar submerging almost half of the city. About a hundred people died in the deluge. Property, both public and private, worth millions got destroyed.
In Kashmir, people without any fear of law are busy building houses and business units along the length of river Jhelum. The population of Srinagar is increasing tremendously with every passing year. There is tremendous pressure on the existing infrastructure in the city. People are even building homes in the designated flood channel areas.
The people living on the banks of the river
empty out their drainage directly into the river. All this happens right under the nose of the authorities. From Pampore to Sumbal the river is getting choked every day.
The rivers are the lifeline of any civilization. People must ensure that rivers are left to themselves. If rivers keep on getting polluted then one day they will reclaim their lost territory-that too with all the force and fury.
We need to think over it , think wisely and think soon. Left to it’s own, the problem will only get worse.