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Pollutants and untreated sewage being released into Musi river, affects irrigation

Releasing of pollutants and untreated sewage into water bodies that ultimately fuse into the Musi river are having negative impact on the irrigation facility.

Published: 06th July 2017 03:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2017 03:25 PM   |  A+A-

Pollutants and untreated sewage being released into Musi river,

By Express News Service

Pollutants and untreated sewage released into water bodies in Hyderabad ultimately ends up in Musi river, which in downstream of Hyderabad has negative impact in a variety of ways. The highly
polluted water proves perennial source of irrigation over approximately 12,000 hectares of land, over which more than 10,000 farmers mostly grow paddy, vegetables and grass is grown. A study conducted by researchers from Ghent University in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute reported that more than 60 percent farmers in their study sample reported health problems and decrease in yields due to usage of Musi water for irrigation. However as the water is important source for irrigation most said that sewage water should be treated before letting in Musi and some were even ready to pay for it.

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