Water Quality Assessment Authority

Government of India

Water Quality Hot Spots in Rivers of India

Central Water Commission (CWC) monitors the river water quality at 396 stations located in all the major river basins of India. It has published the report ‘Water Quality Hot Spots in Rivers of India’ in 2011 based on drinking water standards. The study reveals that water at 75 locations of major rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Chambal, Sone and Wainganga are not fit for drinking purposes