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River Ganga water quality in Kanpur improves dramatically amid lockdown | Watch

As the industries have been shut due to the COVID-19 lockdown imposed by the government, the water quality in river Ganga has improved in Kanpur. Dr PK Mishra, a Professor at Chemical Engineering & Technology, IIT-BHU, Varanasi, believes that the water in Ganga has improved by 40-50% as these industries are not operating.

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Kanpur Updated on: April 05, 2020 10:59 IST
Water quality of River Ganga improves by 50% as COVID-19
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Water quality of River Ganga improves by 50% as COVID-19 lockdown shuts industries in Kanpur

As the industries have been shut due to the COVID-19 lockdown imposed by the government, the water quality in river Ganga has improved in Kanpur. Dr PK Mishra, a Professor at Chemical Engineering & Technology, IIT-BHU, Varanasi,  believes that the water in Ganga has improved by 40-50% as these industries are not operating. 

"One-tenth of the pollution in Ganga river comes from industries, as industries are shut due to lockdown, situation has become better. We've seen 40-50% improvement in Ganga, it's a significant development," Mishra told news agency ANI.

The 21-day lockdown announced by the government amid the raging coronavirus outbreak is going to last till April 15. Industries and businesses all across the country have been affected in a major way due to this lockdown and are expected to remain shut until the situation gets better. 

India's COVID-19 case tally has surpassed 3,000 including 75 deaths.

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