India, Sept. 23 -- The Ganges' water quality did not improve during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-induced lockdown period, a new report, released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Wednesday, has found.

The river's water quality had worsened in many stretches, the analysis suggested.

The report titled, "Assessment of Impact of Lockdown on Water Quality of Major Rivers", said that seven out of 19 major rivers in India recorded an improvement in water quality in April during the nationwide lockdown period, which were enforced for 68 days from March 25 in a bid to contain the viral outbreak.

The seven rivers that showed an improvement in water quality include Brahmani. The primary water quality criteria such as taking o...