Citarum River, Indonesia The Citarum has been called the world’s most polluted river. Around 5 million people live in the river’s basin, and most of them rely on. Heavy equipments are used to clean up the river, but new trash comes in every time. Widodo wants the Citarum river to be clean and drinkable. Citarum River used to be a vital part of an ancient kingdom in Indonesia. In modern times, the river plays a role for water power generation.

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AyungSungiTelaga Waja Flores: Pollution has affected agriculture so much that farmers have sold their rice paddies for half their normal price. The Citarum River comes from two words, namely Ci and Tarum. And that is exactly what happens here.

In many stories, the locals frequently said that the river used to be really clean and clear. SagulingCirataand Ir. The river is best known for its connection with Tarumanegara Kingdom, a Sundanese indianised kingdom that thrived from 4th to 7th century.

However, the program is extremely limited due rivr its lack of transparency and the scope of regulation, which only covers a very limited number of substances and practices. The Contemporary Wayang Archive. Shoes, baby diapers and plastic bottles are floating in the water.

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Pikiran Rakyat in Indonesian. With the River, about thousand hectares of rice field in West Java, riber in the coastal oollution of the North, can be flowed by water through irrigation networks and reservoirs. New evidence that river pollution could be causing male fertility problems.

Little has rkver done to carve out frameworks and infrastructure that can reduce the release of toxic substances and ultimately phase out the use of such chemicals. The condition is caused by the large number of concern industrial waste as well as the household directly dumped into the river without being processed first. Archived from the original on 30 September One kilogram of plastic generate nearly 10 euro cent.


Brang BijiMoyo Sumba: People can get cancer, respiratory problems, stomachache and diarrhea. However, the economic growth from the textile sector brings with it a tremendous environmental expense. They visited local schools to educate the students about zero waste lifestyle. The river flows in the northwest area of Java with a predominantly tropical monsoon climate. The river is heavily polluted by human activity ; about five citatum people live in its basin.

Pollution in the Citarum River

The river becomes very important as a source of water for 25 million people who are spread across nine counties and three cities eiver West Java; they are Bandung Regency, Karawang, Purwakarta Regency, Cianjur, Bandung, Cimahi and Bekasi. Before, there were recorded 34 species of fish. Consequently, the rice deemed not fit for human consumption rvier fed to the cattle.

Using water from the Citarum causes skin ailments and in some cases, even hairfall.

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Katharina Swoboda – Vampiric infection. Every day people dispose of tonnes of waste of livestock into the River. Citarum suffers from heavy sedimentation in several areas, which causes the river to overflow during the rainy season.

Pillution 5 million people live in the river’s basin, and most of them rely on its flow for their water supply. Fishermen that used to find fish, is now riber garbage. Because the fish had been largely gone, the fishermen turned to be garbage collector for living. About 27 million people rely on the river – the longest in West Java province – for irrigation, drinking water and other daily needs, with nearly 80 percent of the capital Jakarta’s supposedly ‘clean water’ sourced from the river.

Together, they provided local groups some financial support so they can have businesses that turn trash to cash. Adang, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, lives by the river bank with his family, including four grandchildren.

Citarum, the most polluted river in the world?

The Citarum has been called the world’s most polluted river. As of currently, a military chief from Siliwangi will deploy 22 colonels and 5, troops to work on the once-pristine waterway. Members of the community use water from the river for their daily activities.


My younger child previously had spots on her arm — but I brought her to a local clinic and once it was treated with an ointment she was cured. Fish float dead on the surface of the water, and local fishermen have turned to entrepreneurial methods of survival, picking up plastic from the water for recycling. The huge potency of it is due to the vast watershed that reaches 6. This has resulted in many facilities releasing toxic and hazardous industrial chemicals into the river with no consequences whatsoever.

Damaged forest at the upstream area will be replanted with trees as green belts. Pollution and waste from factories impact crop harvest.

This is the reason why the river changed color around the industries. The river, giver known as one of the most polluted in pollutoin world, is unrecognisable as part of citrum Parahyangan region. In Indonesian history the Citarum is linked with the 4th-century Tarumanagara kingdom, as the kingdom and the river shared the same etymology, derived from the word “tarum” Sundanese for indigo plant.

Retrieved from ” https: Despite these efforts, activists remain sceptical that the clean-up goal will be achieved. Irwansyah and his family live in a residential compound located next to a toxic waste dumping hole. Dismal regulation by authorities: When you first arrive at Citarum, the awful, foul stench is going to strike your nose. Deni Riswandani, an activist with Elements of the Environment, a local NGO, says more effort must be made to resolve the issue.

People generally pile up the trash and burn them on the river side further polluting it.