Pathetic condition of River Ravi

Jan 25, 2017 11:20 | Feature & Viewpoint
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Chamba: Sunita Soni/Bobby Singh: 25 January 2017: India truly referred to as the land of rivers and we Indian have great respect for the rivers. We worship the rivers as “Mata” God or Goddesses. But when it comes for the cleanliness and to maintain their purity we show cold response.  There is not even a single river in India which is free from pollution.

River Ravi in Chamba in Himachal Pradesh which was also in ancient time known as “Iravati” is in pathetic condition. It has a same story to tell. People from the nearby areas throw the waste material garbage and polluting it. In” Purans” it is written that the origin of River Ravi is from the foots of Lord Shiva.

Administration is paying no heed to this problem and people without any fear throwing the waste material and polluting it. The government should work on the policy of waste material management system so that we shall maintain the purity of the rivers. The big problem is a lack of education and environmental awareness among the people. The other problem is they don’t have a particular place or dump yard where they can put the garbage. So they also inevitably throw it where they feel without knowing the grave consequences of this.  Time is to educate the people so that the we can keep our rivers safe and pollution free.


About River Ravi:It originates in the Himalayas in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh following a north-westerly course. It turns to the south-west, near Dalhousie, and then cuts a gorge in the Dhaola Dhar range entering the Punjab plain near Madhopur. It then flows along the Indo-Pak border for some distance before entering Pakistan and joining the Chenab River. The total length of the river is about 720 km.