Woman Takes Part in Chhath Puja Rituals as Toxic Foam Floats on Yamuna River

Delhi’s government attempted to remove toxic foam from the surface of the Yamuna River on November 10, as devotees bathed there as part of the Chhath Puja festival.

This video by Wasim Sarvar, taken on Monday from the Delhi side of the New Yamuna Bridge, which connects the state to Uttar Pradesh, shows a woman standing in the Yamuna River as white foam floats on the water’s surface.

According to the local reports, a layer of foam on the river was caused in part by industrial pollution along its banks. Local officials said they were employing boats, spraying water, and erecting barriers to try to ameliorate pollution levels.

The Chhath Puja festival sees locals conduct ritual bathing in the waterway, the Hindustan Times reported. Credit: Wasim Sarvar via Storyful

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