More polluted rivers in Maharashtra, not fewer: CPCB

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has disputed its state counterpart’s claim that polluted river stretches in Maharashtra have reduced. According to the CPCB, the number of polluted river stretches in the state increased from 49 to 53 in 2017-18, the highest in the country. This information is yet to be released as a report under the National Water Quality Monitoring Programme.