Title

COVID-19 Lockdown Brings Fresher Air, Cleaner Rivers in India

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-22-2020

Capture Date

7-6-2020

Abstract

This article focuses on the Hindu holy site of the Ganges River and the decrease in pollution of the river due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The article discusses issues such as bathing in the river. It also looks at other places in India that have seen a decrease in pollution since the beginning of the pandemic. The article features Executive Director Anumita Roychowdhury of the Center for Science and Environment in India, environmentalists Vimlendu Jha, founder of the NGO, Swechha, and Ashok Mandal, a New Delhi rickshaw driver.

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