A human skull on the banks of river Yamuna in Wazirabad, New Delhi on May 5, 2013. According to some older sects of Hinduism, the human body is immersed in the river instead of burning it, and these toxic remains pollute the river for many years afterwards.

Most Polluted Rivers in the World – A Dirty river is the result of people who do not care about nature, a man who loves to throw garbage carelessly. While a river is very useful for living beings. But if a river remains dirty it will affect the health of citizens who want to use its water for needs like washing, bathing and drinking water. Furthermore, if a river is dirty it will affect the lives of the ecosystem of the river as the aquatic animals will die, and will also cause a bad smell.

TOP 10 Most Polluted Rivers in the World:

1. Citarum River, Indonesia:

Citarum River is situtated in West Java, Indonesia. The river is already appearing like pond scum while in fact this river’s water is used for agriculture and residents in the vicinity. But the river remains highly polluted by human activity and full of garbage. In December 2008, the Asian Development Bank alloted a loan of $ 50 million mainly to clean up this river.

2. Yamuna River, India:

The Yamuna remains highly polluted river as 58% of the waste from New Delhi, the Indian capital, dumped in this river. Already huge amount of Rs 17 billion money is spent to clean up the river, but still remains clean. However, the Indian government now have been increasing his hand in its efforts to clean the river.

3. Buriganga river, Bangladesh:

Buriganga is the main river in the city next to Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sadly, many creatures have died near this river. While the river is encircled with residential areas as well.

4. Yellow River in Lanzhou, China:

River Yellow River stands as the second largest river while it waters to millions of people in northern China. However, it faces water pollution because of contamination from industrial waste.

5.Marilao River, Philippines:


Plastics, rubber slippers, banana tree branches, are few of the grabage that you see floating in the river Marilao. The water in the river consists of toxic chemicals such as suitcases, chromium, arsenic, while making the water extremely dangerous. However, the government has put regulatory fines for those who tries to pollute the river. Sadly, though the community and the local factories still throws garbage and chemicals into the river.

6. River Ganga, India:

River Ganga is the most sacred river for Hindus coming from corals ice Gangotri. In fact, about two million people perform a ritual bath in this river. While the water of this river is not safe anymore. Accordingly, it remains polluted by chemical disposals and there are even corpses floating on this river

7. Songhua River, China:

You will find Songhua River in China. In 2005, the river got polluted with chemicals gasoline. After that the river remains closed as water to Harbin.

8. Mississippi River, USA:

The Mississippi River stands as the natural wealth in America. In fact, the river consists of about 40% of the natural wealth of American. While it carries 1.5 million metric tons of nitrogen pollution through the Sea Gulf of Mexico every year.

9. Sarno River, Italy:

Sarno is a river that goes through Pompeii to the city of Naples. In addition, including polluted substances in European river are mostly waste from agriculture and local industry.

10. King River, Australia:

King River remains polluted mainly due to mining in the vicinity. Approximately 1.5 million tonnes of sulfidic flowing in the river every year since 1995. Until today it has been about 100 million tons. However, from the outside by naked vision, this river was not so dirty, but the river is actually polluted with sewage.




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here