Antibiotic contamination in rivers: A global threat to public health

Antibiotic contamination

Antibiotics are critical drugs used to fight bacterial infections in humans and animals. However, the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in medicine, agriculture, and aquaculture have resulted in the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic-resistant infections kill an estimated 700,000 people each year globally. Further, the number is projected to rise to 10 million by 2050 … Read more

Death of Ichhamati River: a slow decline of a Bengal’s cultural icon

Death of Ichhamati River

Ichhamati River is a transboundary river that flows through West Bengal, India, and Bangladesh. The river has immense cultural and ecological significance, being the subject of many poems and songs. However, in recent years, the river has been facing severe pollution and degradation. The degradation threatens the livelihoods of the people living along its banks. … Read more

NGT orders to stop sewage and waste discharge into Ganga River in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh

ganga in ballia

“The tribunal has also ordered the authorities to conduct regular inspections of the area and to ensure that the violators are held accountable for their actions”. Industrial effluent and sewage water are polluting rivers across the country, according to the Chief of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Adarsh Kumar Goel. The pollution of water bodies … Read more

Pollution deteriorates the state of Ramayana’s Sai River

sai river pollution

River Sai flows 600 kilometers from a pond at Bijgwan village near Pihani in the district Hardoi. It runs through Hardoi, Raebareli, and Jaunpur districts before joining the Gomati at Rajepur in Jaunpur. The entire length of the River Sai, from its sources to its confluence with the Gomti, is approximately 750 kilometers, including 594 … Read more

Ajnar river pollution: a tragic tale of industrial negligence in Madhya Pradesh

Ajnar River pollution madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh, located in central India, is known for its rich biodiversity and agricultural heritage. However, the state is facing severe environmental degradation due to industrial pollution. The state’s industries are dumping chemicals into fields and polluting the Ajnar River, causing severe damage to the environment and the health of the people. Let’s take a … Read more