Cauvery and Kabini river water is fit for drinking, finds study
Mysuru: A year-long river water testing exercise by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) in association with the Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi has a few positives for lakhs of people using Cauvery and Kabini water for drinking and other purposes. According to the reports for the first two months, April and May 2017, water available in both these rivers are fit for drinking.
The KSPCB under two separate schemes — Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS) and Monitoring of Indian National Aquatic Resources System (MINARS) — launched this project called Classification of River Water Quality for April – 2017 to March – 2018. The results of water sample testing conducted in April and May 2017 are now available.
“As per the reports, Cauvery and Kabini river water is fit for drinking. It is a big relief for lakhs of people, especially for residents of cities like Mysuru and Bengaluru,” said Lakshman, chairman, KSPCB.