Gomti sorrow: Reduced flow, rising woes

April 04, 2012

Lucknow, April 4: Gomti, the lifeline of Uttar Pradesh, is at its worst today . The two locations in Lucknow -- Gaughat (upstream) and Gomti barrage (downstream) --where the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) daily monitors the quality of the river, the level of dissolved oxygen (DO) has gone as low as 1.5. The river remains highly polluted and its condition will worsen in the summer months. 

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