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Essence: India despite being among the top 10 water rich countries of the world and having major river system, designated as water stressed region and reasons could be growing population pressure, industrialization, urbanization, etc. Though several programs like Ganga Action Plan (GAP I), GAP II and most recently Namami Gange clean-up program was launched with the aim to improve water quality of rivers but according to National Green Tribunal (NGT) not a single drop of river water has been cleaned so far. The main culprit is, one, urban sewerage treatment plants are not capable enough to cope with the increasing sewerage load. Two, nexus between the inspectors and factory owners to look out to look out for other ways in lieu of monthly remuneration. So now this is the high time to get an in-situ sewerage water quality monitoring systems without human interventions to get real time data on water quality’ health which is cheaper and more effective than the present system.
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