WATER POLLUTION NEAR THE CHHAPRAULA INDUSTRIAL AREA, GREATER NOIDA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA AND RISE IN HEALTH ISSUESAuthor(s): Azmi Naqvi
Rapid industrialization is a yardstick of development of a country; however, an increase in population growth affects it adversely. India, a developing country has a challenge of maintaining a balance between industrialization, environment and human health. Greater Noida, one of the highly populated area of Uttar Pradesh, India has a large number of medium and large scaled industries from where effluents of complex and diversified nature are discharged causing in turn water pollution. The industrial area houses over 100 factories engaged in manufacturing adhesives, cosmetics, pesticides, TV tubes and also the parboiling and dehusking of large quantities of rice. The present paper discusses the potential consequences of the impact of the industrial effluents on causing various diseases like hepatitis, gut related cancers, liver ailments, stomach problems skin diseases in this area.