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90 percent in Delhi regard Yamu water quality as poor'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, June 3 : Over 90 percent of the people surveyed in Delhi believe that the quality of the Yamu river water is “poor” and hence it is not usable, a survey said on Wednesday. The survey, conducted by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), assessed the perception of the people about the overall quality of the river water. It showed that only five percent of the people regarded the water quality of river Yamu as safe. “In Delhi, 67 percent of the people during the survey perceived that the water colour of Yamu has worsened over the last five years,” said the survey. The survey that assessed 3,016 people in the tiol capital further added that 62 percent of the respondents consider that the presence of fish in the river has also been affected due to the deteriorating condition of the river water. “People’s perception may or may not reflect reality; but they do reflect their confidence levels in governments, their engagement with common issues and their daily fears,” Lee Srivastava, Acting Director-General, the energy and resources institute (TERI) said. According to the survey, factors such as industries, factories, individual citizens and local government were responsible for the decreasing quality of the water in the river Yamu. (IANS)

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