Polluted rivers in India

• India's polluted rivers

Some rivers are so polluted with India that bring them back to life is no longer possible. We offer you a look at what is happening in the Indian waters.

Polluted rivers in India

The boy throws a banana after he picked it up in the polluted waters of the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad.

Polluted rivers in India

The boy looks for coins thrown by tourists as religious offerings in the polluted waters of the canal near the temple in Calcutta, June 5, 2014

Polluted rivers in India

A man swims in the polluted waters of the Yamuna river on a hot day in New Delhi

Polluted rivers in India

A man pours water on the contaminated banks of the river Ganges near the idols of the Hindu god and goddesses, which were submerged during the festival of Durga Puja in Kolkata

Polluted rivers in India

Boys collect coconuts thrown as offerings in the waters of the Sabarmati river after the immersion of Ganesh idols of God, the deity of prosperity, in Ahmedabad

Polluted rivers in India

Children stand in a boat on the shores of the polluted Yamuna river in the dusty haze, waiting to pick up pilgrims in New Delhi during the World Environment Day

Polluted rivers in India

The workers are algae while cleaning contaminated water Sabarmati river on World Environment Day in Ahmedabad

Polluted rivers in India

A boy swims in the polluted waters of the Sabarmati river, dives for the offerings of pilgrims in Ahmedabad

Polluted rivers in India

Indian wrapped in cloth after ritual bath in polluted waters of the Yamuna River in New Delhi

Polluted rivers in India

Ragman looking recycle the contaminated banks of river Yamuna in Allahabad

Polluted rivers in India

Slum dwellers sit on the water pipes going over the polluted Mithi river in Mumbai

Polluted rivers in India

a holy dip in the polluted Sangam, the confluence of three rivers, the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad

Polluted rivers in India

Government worker pours milk into the river Kuvam in Chennai

Polluted rivers in India

The man throws a fishing net in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River in Agra on the background of the historic monument of the Taj Mahal.