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Miracle of Calcutta

This documentary shows how the ingenuity of local fishermen of Kolkata has helped treat dirty sewage water.

india Updated: May 19, 2003 15:25 IST
PTI

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 byCentre for Science and Environment (CSE)


First Published: May 07, 2003 19:26 IST