Sewage threatens India’s rivers, say activists

Millions of tonnes of sewage are dumped into India's rivers every day, threatening the lives of thousands of poor people, the Centre for Science and Environment said on Thursday.
New Delhi alone produces 3.6 billion litres of sewage every day, but less than half is effectively treated, Reuters reported on Thursday. The remaining untreated waste is dumped into the Yamuna River.
"We talk a lot about industrial pollution of our rivers, but sewage pollution is a big problem," Sunita Narain, director of the Centre for Science and Environment, told reporters.
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