. List two main causes of the pollution of water of the river Ganga. State how pollution and contamination


 of river  water   prove  harmful   for  the  health   of  the  people   of neighbouring areas

Best Answer

Ans. Two main causes of the pollution of the water of the river Ganga:

(i) Disposal of industrial effluents into the river.

(ii) Human activities like bathing, washing, immersion of ashes, etc.

Pollution and contamination of river water has led to various harmful effects on health of people in neighbouring areas who use river water for domestic or drinking purposes.  It has led to various types of water borne diseases such as typhoid or cholera. Also human and industrial activities have lead to contamination of marine life which can be hazardous for consumption.

 

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