The city government in Delhi was using boats on November 10 to remove toxic foam from the surface of the Yamuna River, as locals bathed in the waters as part of the Chhath ritual.
According to NDTV, the government was using 15 boats to remove the foam on the third day of Chhath Puja, during which devotees take a dip in the river.
According to the Hindustan Times, phosphates and surfactants in untreated sewage from Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh were a significant contributing factor to the pollution.
This footage, recorded by India Today journalist Sreya Chatterjee on November 9, shows foam flowing into the river . “Year after year we are tired of telling the same story,” she said. Credit: Sreya Chatterjee/India Today via Storyful