Poisar River is a river in Mumbai , India. It begins in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and empties into the Marve Creek and finally into the Arabian Sea. The river is nothing more than a mere stream when it begins and is contaminated with industrial effluents and sewage.


There was a time when the water was clean and the people used to use it for household purposes. In Mumbai, during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, the statue of the Lord Ganpati (Hindu Religion), was drowned in this river too. Nowadays, it is not done, since the river is dirty.

In 2006 during the major flood in Mumbai, Poisar river had flooded, and water had overflown the banks into a building compound, contaminating a Water Tank. Those living in the surroundings had undergone great distress. Diseases spread. Some are still recovering the same. Especially skin rashes.

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