Water Minister and Chairman of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Satyendar Jain held a meeting with the senior officials of DJB and ‘Irrigation and Flood Control Department’ to discuss the inter-State pollution in the Yamuna.
Jain said, “The drains coming from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh will be treated either by diverting to ‘Sewage Treatment Plant’ STPs or through in-situ drain treatment. This treated water will be used for rejuvenating lakes and water bodies, groundwater recharge and the rest will be discharged into the Yamuna River.”
Yamuna receives 105 MGD of wastewater from Haryana through two major drains i.e. 90 MGD from Badshahpur drain coming from Gurugram and Drain no.6 coming from Sonipat. Similarly, 50 MGD of wastewater from Uttar Pradesh falls into Ghazipur Drain in Delhi region which eventually drains into the Yamuna River.
“Cleaning the Yamuna is the topmost priority of the Kejriwal Government. Thus, the government of Delhi will clean all the sources that pollute this holy river. Delhi Government has taken the task upon itself to clean the wastewater generated from UP and Haryana within the boundaries of the national capital. This is the additional work that will be done at the expense of the Delhi Government,” he said.