Uttarakhand ashrams polluting Ganga river

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According to Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board (UPCB) claim, Several ashrams in the twin pilgrim towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh are reportedly polluting the Gangaby dumping unprocessed sewage directly into the river. The study found that 77% of the ashrams surveyed in February 2015 did not have sewage treatment plants.As per study out of 22 major ashrams in Haridwar and Rishikesh. Only 5 were found having operational sewerage treatment plants. According to the Uttarakhand Ganga River Conservation Authority, 132 spots have been identified, which are responsible for dumping raw sewage and municipal waste into the river.