Industrial effluents from in and around the city have turned the Musi river, seen here at Peerzadiguda, on the city’s outskirts, frothy and toxic. Deep inside the Kazipally industrial area of Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana, is an open well, about 20 feet across. Into it empties a thin stream of murky fluid, changing colour from black to brown to a dull green as it flows. Its vapours are mildly pungent at first, but get nauseating within 15 minutes.
What is it? The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) records show that 1,29,329 people fell sick with dengue this year, while 200 died. India’s official numbers are well known to be gross underestimates, with private hospitals often not reporting the disease. In fact, a 2014 study calculated that the actual number of cases between 2006 and 2012 was 282 times the NVBDCP number. But even if one were to factor in the undercounting, 2017 is an extraordinary year.
Pollution levels recorded in the National Capital Region on Deepavali and the two following days were in close agreement with forecasts that assumed that the entire stock of unsold firecrackers in the city was used. This data indicates that a October 9 Supreme Court ban on the sale of firecrackers in the city had no effect, and partly explains why air pollution remained severe despite it.
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