Delhi Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj on Friday said the city Government is proactively working on its comprehensive plan to achieve the complete cleaning of the Yamuna river by 2025 which would ensure the sustainable development of the city while safeguarding its natural resources.
In a veiled dig at the LG VK Saxena for taking credit to clean the Yamuna river, said that cleaning does not mean to clean the river itself, but it requires that the sewer lines through the length and breadth of Delhi be cleaned.
“The plan encompasses various strategic initiatives that will address the longstanding pollution issues and modernise the sewage system in Delhi. These initiatives aims to restore the river’s ecological balance and improve the overall environmental quality in the region, Water Minister Bhardwaj said at a press conference.
The Minister also shared the six-step action plan of the Delhi Government as announced by the Chief Minister, includes augmentation in STP treatment capacity, In-situ treatment of major drains, upgradation of CETPs to handle industrial waste, community toilets and JJ clusters to be linked to sewage system, Increasing household sewage connections and desilting and rehabilitation of sewerage system.
“All the waste that is generated in Delhi, this could be household waste or industrial waste, this needs to be trapped and cleaned. We have been working very hard to achieve our targets and some positive results can already be seen in the river,” he said at and enlisted various cleanliness measures being undertaken and planned in near future.