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"Water pollution does more than make the river smell bad. It wrecks ecosystems and livelihoods and is not something to be ignored."To learn more about the Periyar river, there's a beautiful site called Periyar River Keeper, created by an environmental pressure group; and for images and a thoughtful summing-up of the situation by photographer Marco Bulgarelli please click here. To sign the petition demanding that the state government acts on curbing water pollution, please click here.
Bidisha is a 2013 Fellow for the International Reporting Project. She is reporting on issues of global health and development.