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Water Body Restoration through Phyto-Remediation: Howrah

Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) has taken up innovative interventions through bio-remediation measures of a canal, next to a solid waste dumping site, to reduce pollution. This intervention includes canal embankment protection, floating gardens by using bio-engineering techniques with plants and beneficial microbes for de-contamination. These are eco-friendly techniques and is a lowcost approach requiring little capital investment and maintenance.