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  • 30 November, 2021

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Water Pollution: Yamuna Project

The Centre accused Delhi of being a “habitual offender” in polluting the waters of the Yamuna due to which Water Pollution is on rise.

  • The State of Haryana, on the other hand, objected to Delhi’s accusations about it releasing untreated effluents into the river due to faulty treatment plants, saying the “problem is not with Haryana, but within Delhi”.
  • A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice Sharad A. Bobde gave Haryana a week’s time to file its affidavit.
  • The Centre has also been asked to place on record its views.
  • The Bench was hearing an urgent petition filed by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), represented by advocate Shadan Farasat, to “immediately stop” Haryana from discharging pollutants into the Yamuna, which is causing an alarming increase in ammonia levels in the water.
  • The Board said the increased ammonia level has impaired its water treatment plants and a drinking water and health crises loom large in Delhi.
  • The DJB said the national capital’s woes were made worse with Haryana not releasing the full quantity of water entitled to Delhi at Wazirabad. Instead of releasing at least 450 cusecs downstream from Wazirabad, only 330 cusecs have been released.
  • “Due to lesser water being released, the concentration of ammonia in the water reaching Delhi has increased,” the DJB said.

Asita Project

  • Yamuna River Front Development Project.
  • The Yamuna originates from Bandapooch peak.
  • Japan is helping in Yamuna's action plan for STPs, Community toilets & e-crematoria.

Seechawal model to clean Yamuna

  • It is a decentralized natural treatment system - oxidized pond and settling tanks. It removes floating material.

Source: TH

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