"At Har-ki-Pauri the count was 1,500 MPN per 100 ml. At Saptrishi the count was 1,000 MPN/100 ml. The worst condition was at the Jagjeetpur site where the count was recorded at around 7.5 million MPN/100 ml," he added. According to PSI, the STP at Jagjeetpur alone releases about 129 million litres daily.
Image: A family offers prayers while taking a dip in the River Ganges on the first day of the Kumbh Mela, or the pitcher festival, in Haridwar on Jan. 14, 2010.