Delhi has committed to cleaning up the Yamuna by 2025.


Sheena

Updated: Nov 19, 2021 06:43:51 pm

19 November 2021 Current Affairs:Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister, recently committed to entirely clean the Yamuna River by 2025.

Highlights:
To clean the sacred river, he proposed a six-point action plan.
He also pledged that by 2025, the Yamuna River will be safe to drink and bathe in.
The Delhi government has also begun de-silting and repair of the sewage system.

Six Point Action Plan:
Sewage Treatment– The government plans to build additional sewage treatment facilities.
Existing wastewater treatment plants will have their capacity boosted. 
This initiative will raise sewage treatment capacity from 600 million gallons per day to 750-800 million gallons per day. 
The Yamuna is being treated in-situ with waste water from four main drains: Najafgarh, Badshahpur, Supplementary, and Ghazipur.
The technology of old treatment facilities will be replaced and modernised. Industries that dump rubbish into the Yamuna will be closed down.
Currently, waste from "jhuggi jhopri clusters" travels through rainwater and into the Yamuna. These drains will now be linked to the sewer system.

 
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