The rivers across the world are becoming more and more polluted with every passing day. Almost all the rivers in the world were clean, their water was being used for drinking, bathing and washing purposes. Almost one-fourth of river water in the world is 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 result is that we had massive floods in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Jammu & Kashmir UT. The entire country began to worry for the rivers-the question is that have we left it too late?
In Jammu & Kashmir UT the situation got worse in September, 2014 when unprecedented floods hit the summer capital Srinagar submerging almost half of the city. Property, both public and private, worth millions got destroyed.
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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 south Kashmir to north Kashmir 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.