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HindustanTimes Thu,24 Jul 2014

Miracle of Calcutta
PTI
May 19, 2003
First Published: 19:26 IST(7/5/2003)
Last Updated: 15:25 IST(19/5/2003)
Language: English
Time: 48 mins
Price: Rs. 450
Available formats: VHS (VCD-Transferred from VHS)
Produced by: Television Trust for the Environment (TVE)

Like in all developing countries, Indian cities can't afford sophisticated state-of-the-art water treatment facilities. And water pollution is very much a reality in this city of two million. This documentary shows how the initiative and ingenuity of local fishermen of Kolkata has become a success story. A simple filtration process makes the dirty sewage water flow through a series of man-made ponds and canals which are full of naturally occurring algae and hyacinths that cleanse the waste water.

Distributed by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

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