Guwahati, June 22, 2019
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar while replying to an unstarred query from Rahul Ramesh Shewale of Shiv Sena and senior leader of Biju Janata Dal in Lok Sabha on June 21st, 2019 stated that the 351 rivers stretches on 323 rivers have been identified as polluted river stretches, based on the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) level of which 44 rivers stretches are located in Assam.
The polluted river stretches of Assam are: Bharalu, Borsola, Deepor Beel, Digboi, Kamalpur, Panchnai Brahamputra, Kharsang, Pagladia, Barak, Baroi Bega, Beki, Bhogdoi, Boginadi, Borbeel, Bordoibam Bilmukh, Burhidihing, Dhansiri, Dikhow, Dikrong, Diplai, Disang, Gabharu, Holudunga, Jia Bharali, Janji, Kalong, Kapili, Killing, Kohora, Kulsi, Malini, Mora Bharali, Parashali, Puthimari, Ranga, Samaguri, Sankosh, Silsako, Sorusola, Son, Sonai, Tenga Pukhuri.
On the other hand, nine river stretches in Manipur (Nambul, Imphal, Iril, Khuga, Khujairok, Lokchao, Manipur, Thoubal, Wangjing); seven in Meghalaya ( Umkhrah, Umshyrpi, Kyrhukhla, Nonbah, Umtrew, Lukha, Myntdu); nine in Mizoram (Tiau, Tlawng, Tuipui, Tuivawl, Chite, Mat, Saikah, Tuikual, Tuirial); six in Nagaland (Dhansiri, Dzuna, Chathe, Dzu, Dzucha, Sano); four river stretches in Sikkim (ManeyKhola, Rangit, Ranichu, Teesta); six in Tripura (Burigaon, Gumti, Haora, Juri, Khowai, Manu) have been identified as polluted river stretches.
The Minister The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs)/ Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) monitors the water quality of rivers across the country through a network of monitoring stations under the National Water Quality Monitoring Programme.