Deadly Waters by Simon Townsley

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Water drips from the hand of a woman washing in the Konar River. Residents say the Jharkhand government has failed to provide them with clean, piped water so they must wash in the heavily polluted river waters.<br />
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Experts say river pollution poses a grave threat to India's health and prosperity. In June 2022, a study from the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) found at least one heavy metal in quantities toxic to human health in three quarters of 764 monitoring stations, across 117 of India's major rivers.