Professional scuba divers today cleaned underwater waste in the Mahanadi river to create awareness among people against pollution in the city. The divers from the Kalinga Divers’ Foundation, led by Sabir Bux, recovered lot of degradable and non-degradable waste from a stretch of 200 metres on the riverbank at Jobra.
The effort has brought into focus the high level of pollution caused in the river by the dumping of non-degradable items, including polythene and toxic non-disposal waste generated from various hospitals.
Over 150 volunteers took part in the awareness drive. Most of them are college students, who cleaned up the waste littered along the river embankment.