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Pollution in Yamuna

  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 20, Nov 2021
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Delhi’s Chief Minister has announced a six-point action plan to completely clean the Yamuna by 2025.

  • Timelines are set for every small aspect of the project and they will be revisited every 15 to 30 days to ensure that it is completed on time.

Action plan

  • New sewage treatment plants (STP): Building new sewage treatment plants (STP), increasing capacity of existing STPs, and technology upgradation
  • In situ treatment of major drains. 
  • Diverting industrial waste: All industrial waste will be diverted to the common effluent treating plants. There will be a crackdown on industries for not sending its waste to the treatment plants.
  • Proper Sewer network: JJ clusters will be connected to the larger sewer network to completely stop stormwater drains from being polluted. Every household may also be connected to the sewer network.
  • Desilting: Complete desilting of entire sewer network 

About Yamuna

  • The Yamuna is a major tributary of river Ganges,
  • Origin: Yamunotri glacier near Bandarpoonch peaks, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. It meets the Ganges at the Sangam in Prayagraj, UP
  • Important Tributaries: Chambal, Sindh, Betwa, Ken, Tons, Hindon.
  • Causes of Pollution in Yamuna
  • Industrial Pollution
  • Mixing of Drains
  • Effects of Rising Ammonia