Planet Earth: Reviving Our Rivers (E)

Rivers have always been important to humans. Many of the world's ancient and greatest civilisations were established near rivers. We depend on our rivers for domestic, agricultural and industrial needs. But, over the years, excessive human activities have led to pollution, abstraction of river waters, destruction of the river bed, banks, floodplains causing irreparable damage to the entire river system, leaving majority of Indian rivers toxic and lifeless. The irony is that on the one hand, rivers are worshipped as divinity and on the other hand..abused. What needs to be done to revive and restore dying Indian rivers?