Letter to Editor: What Can We Do to Save Our Rivers?

Our rivers are very polluted. Industries and sewage from our houses are polluting them. What can we do to save our rivers? Write a letter in 120-150 words to the editor of a national newspaper describing the problem and suggesting solutions to it. You are Karuna/ Karan, M-114, Mall Road, Delhi.

M 114
Mall Road
New Delhi

15 March, 20××

The Editor
The Times of India
Bhadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi

Subject: Save Our Rivers


Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I wish to draw the attention of the general public towards the pathetic condition of our rivers. In India, the rivers are considered holy and are worshipped. However bathing in the rivers, dumping industrial waste, sewage from our houses, etc. have made our rivers really sick. The rivers, which act as the life-line of our nation, have become poisonous beyond imagination. This water reaches us in one form or the other. We use the same water in our day to day lives. It may or may not always be purified 100%. The chances of toxins and disease causing germs entering our body is huge. In addition to poisoning our health, contaminated river water is a threat to plants and animals as well. Therefore, there is a desperate need to save our rivers.

The demand of the hour is efficient sewage disposal process. If there are proper places to dump the garbage/ sewage, it won’t be thrown in the river. Secondly, more cleaning projects should be launched and more and more people, including youth, should participate in cleaning the rivers.

Finally, spreading awareness is extremely important, especially in villages, towns and cities established nearby the rivers. Until and unless the inhabitants are made to understand the causes and effect of polluting the rivers, they will not be able to take the proper precautions. Every individual has to change his or her habit of disposing the waste. One has to take the responsibility and the initiative to save the rivers from getting sick and eventually dying.

I hope, I was able to put my point across and that the readers will take appropriate action to save our rivers.

Thank you

Yours sincerely
Karan Bajaj

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