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Why in news ? Recently, the declaration was made during a two-day conference DHARA, which stands for Driving Holistic Action for Urban Rivers,
Status of urban rivers:
Causes of poor state of urban rivers:
Possible Consequences of River Water Pollution
Challenges identified in urban river pollution management
Decentralisation: River cleaning programmes are centralized, largely driven by the Union Government. Greater involvement of State and Local Governments (bottom-up approach) can help in better implementation.
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