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351 Polluted Rivers in India: A List of States

351 Polluted Rivers in India
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Ground Report | New Delhi: 351 Polluted Rivers in India; The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) identified 351 polluted rivers in India in 2018. Water quality assessments to identify polluted river stretches found that 31 states and union territories (UTs) had rivers and streams that did not meet the water quality criteria. These States/UTs will have to submit their action plans for the same.

Maharashtra has the most polluted river stretches (53), followed by Assam (44), Madhya Pradesh (22), Kerala (21), Gujarat (20), Odisha (19), and West Bengal and Karnataka (17).

Polluted rivers in Maharashtra:

  • Godavari
  • Kalu
  • Kundalika
  • Mithi
  • Morna
  • Mula
  • Mutha
  • Nira
  • Vel
  • Bhima
  • Indrayani
  • Mula-Mutha
  • Pawana
  • Wainganga
  • Wardha
  • Ghod
  • Kanhan
  • Kolar (Mah)
  • Krishna
  • Mor
  • Patalganga
  • Pedhi
  • Penganga
  • Purna
  • Tapi
  • Urmodi
  • Venna
  • Waghur
  • Wena
  • Bindusar
  • Bori
  • Chandrabhaga
  • Darna
  • Girna
  • Hiwara
  • Koyna
  • Pehlar
  • Sina
  • Titur
  • Amba
  • Bhatsa
  • Gomai
  • Kan
  • Manjeera
  • Panchganga
  • Panzara
  • Rangavali
  • Savitri
  • Surya
  • Tansa
  • Ulhas
  • Vaitarna
  • Vashisti

According to the report published by Downtoearth The next seven most polluted river states are Assam (44 polluted rivers), Madhya Pradesh (22), Kerala (21) Gujarat (20), Karnataka (17), West Bengal (17), Uttar Pradesh (12) and Goa (10)

Other less river polluted states are Delhi (1); Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (1); Puducherry (2); Haryana (2); Rajasthan (2); Punjab (4); Sikkim (4); Chhattisgarh (5); Andhra Pradesh (5); Bihar (6); Nagaland (6); Tripura (6); Tamil Nadu (6); Himachal Pradesh (7); Meghalaya (7); Jharkhand (7); Telangana (8); Mizoram (9); Manipur (9); Jammu and Kashmir (9) and Uttarakhand (9).

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Assam:

  • Bharalu
  • Borsola
  • Deepar Bill
  • Digboi
  • Kamalpur
  • Panchnai Brahmaputra
  • Kharsang
  • Pagldia
  • Barak
  • Baroi Bega
  • Beki
  • Bhogdoi
  • Boginadi
  • Borbeel
  • BordoibamBeelmukh
  • Burhidihing
  • Dhansiri
  • Dikhow
  • Dikrong
  • Diplai
  • Disang
  • Gabharu
  • Holudunga
  • Jai Bharali
  • Jhanji
  • Kalong
  • Kapili
  • Killing
  • Kohora
  • Kulsi
  • Malini
  • Mora Bharali
  • Parashali
  • Puthimari
  • Ranga
  • Samaguri
  • Sankosh
  • Silsako
  • Sorusola
  • Son
  • Sonai
  • Tenga
  • Pukhuri
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In Odisha:

  • Gangua
  • Guradih Nallah
  • Kathajodi
  • Nandirajhor
  • Daya
  • Kuakhai
  • BanguruNallah
  • Bheden
  • Brahamani
  • Budhabalnaga
  • Kusumi
  • Mahanadi
  • Mangala
  • Nagavalli
  • Nuna
  • Ratnachira
  • Rushikulya
  • Sabulia
  • Serua

Kundu, Tungabhadra, Godavari, Krishna and Nagavali are the polluted rivers in Andhra Pradesh; Sirsia, Farmar, Ganga, Poonpun, Ram Rekha and  Sikrahna in Bihar; Hasdeo, Kharoon, Mahanadi, Seonath and  Kelo rivers in Chhattisgarh; Damangang in Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

The Yamuna is the most polluted in national capital Delhi. In Goa, Sal, Mandovi, Talpona, Assonora, Bicholim, Chapora, Khandepar, Sinquerim, Tiracol, Valvant, and Zuari  are the most polluted.

in Gujarat:

  • Amlakhadi
  • Bhadar
  • Bhogavo
  • Khari
  • Sabarmati
  • Vishwamitri
  • Dhadar
  • Triveni
  • Amravati (Tributary Of Narmada)
  • Damanganga
  • Kolak
  • Mahi
  • Shedhi
  • Tapi
  • Anas
  • BalehwarKhadi
  • Kim
  • Meshwa
  • Mindhola
  • Narmada

The most polluted rivers in Himachal Pradesh are:

  • Sukhana
  • Markanda
  • Sirsa
  • Ashwani
  • Beas
  • Giri
  • Pabbar

In Jammu and Kashmir:

  • Devika
  • Banganga
  • ChuntKol
  • Gawkadal
  • Tawi
  • Basanter
  • Chenab
  • Jhelum
  • Sindh

In Jharkhand:

  • Garga
  • Sankh
  • Subarnarekha
  • Damodar
  • Jumar
  • Konar
  • Nalkari

In Karnataka:

  • Arkavathi
  • Lakshmantirtha
  • Malprbha
  • Tungabhadra
  • Bhadra
  • Cauvery
  • Kabini
  • Kagina
  • Kali
  • Krishna
  • Shimsha
  • AsangiNalla
  • Bhima
  • Kumardhara
  • Netravathi
  • Tunga
  • Yagachi

In Kerala:

  • Karamana
  • Bharathapuzha
  • Kadambayar
  • Keecheri
  • Manimala
  • Pamba
  • Bhavani
  • Chitrapuzha
  • Kadalundy
  • Kallai
  • Karuvannur
  • Kavvai
  • Kuppam
  • Kuttiyady
  • Mogral
  • Periyar
  • Peruvamba
  • Puzhackal
  • Ramapuram
  • Thirur
  • Uppala

In Madhya Pradesh:

  • Chambal
  • Khan
  • Kshipra
  • Betwa
  • Sone
  • Gohad
  • Kolar
  • Tapi
  • Bichia
  • Chamla
  • Choupan
  • Kalisot
  • Kanhan
  • Katni
  • Kunda
  • Malei
  • Mandakini
  • Newaj
  • Parvati
  • Simrar
  • Tons
  • Wainganga

In Manipur:

  • Nambul
  • Imphal
  • Iril
  • Khuga
  • Khujairok
  • Lokchao
  • Manipur
  • Thoubal
  • Wangjing
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In Meghalaya:

  • Umkhrah
  • Umshyrpi
  • Kyrhukhla
  • Nonbah
  • Umtrew
  • Lukha
  • Myntdu

In Mizoram:

  • Tiau
  • Tlawng
  • Tuipui
  • Tuivawl
  • Chite
  • Mat
  • Saikah
  • Tuikual
  • Tuirial

In Nagaland:

  • Dhansiri
  • Dzuna
  • Chathe
  • Dzu
  • Dzucha
  • Sano

The polluted rivers in Punjab are Ghaggar, Sutlej, Kali Ben and Beas; Banas and Chambal in Rajasthan; Mane Khola, Rangit, Ranichu and Teesta in Sikkim; Kaveri, Sarbanga, Thirumanim North, Vasista, Bhavani and Tambirapani in Tamil Nadu; In Telangana Musi, Manjira, Nakkavagu, Karakawagu, Maner, Godavari, Kinnarasani and Krishna; Tripura in Burigaon, Gumti, Haora, Juri, Khowai and Manu.

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In Uttar Pradesh:

  • Hindon
  • Kalinadi
  • Varuna
  • Yamuna
  • Gomti
  • Ganga
  • Ramganga
  • Betwa
  • Ghaghara
  • Rapti
  • Sai
  • Saryu

In Uttarakhand:

  • Bhela
  • Dhela
  • Suswa
  • Kichha
  • Kalyani
  • Ganga
  • Kosi
  • Nandour
  • Pilkhar

In West Bengal:

  • Vindhadhari
  • Mahananda
  • Churni
  • Dwarka
  • Ganga
  • Damodar
  • Jalangi
  • Kansi
  • Mathabhanga
  • Barakar
  • Dwarakeshwar
  • Kaljani
  • Karola
  • Mayurkashi
  • Rupnarayan
  • Silabati
  • Teesta

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