`Veggies full of river toxins’

New Delhi: May 15 2014

 

Plea Says Effluents In Yamuna Pollute Groundwater, Soil

It’s not just pesticides–a toxic mix of sewage and industrial effluents may be contaminating what’s grown on the bed of the Yamuna. The quality of the fruits and vegetables–that feed most of Delhi’s population–may thus stand severely compromised, according to two applications filed in Delhi high court and National Green Tribunal, one pleading for a ban on artificial colours and waxing of produce and the other dwelling on how the river’s pollution is risking the lives of people who eat greens grown on its soil.