Delhi: Cleaning of Yamuna will be faster…LG took command, said – shortage is not acceptable – Delhi: Yamuna Cleaning will step up pace

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LG held a meeting
– Photo: Amar Ujala

Cleaning Yamuna is now in mission mode. Command has been taken over by Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena. While chairing the first meeting of the powerful committee formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Saturday, the LG issued clear instructions to officials to adhere to the timelines.

The neglected hunting plan should now have hit its stride. Respond quickly to decisions without breaking deadlines. Any failure on the part of the officials will not be accepted.

The lieutenant governor took stock of the status of water quality in Yamuna and various drains in the city and noted the status and deficiencies of sewage treatment plants (STPS) and community sewage treatment plants (CETPS) during a meeting with officials. After an inventory of the past activities, a concrete action plan for the future was discussed.

The meeting was attended by senior officials from the Government of India and the Delhi Government. It was attended by Chief Secretary, Special Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Director General (NMSCG), Extra Secretary, Department of External Affairs, DPCC Chairman, MCD Commissioner, CEO of Delhi Jal Board, among others.

MP inspected the ponds of Wazirabad which were being revived

MP Manoj Tiwari, MP for North East Delhi, inspected work to revive dead ponds under the Yamuna Rejuvenation Scheme. Delhi Jal Board is developing them for around 35 crores. The dirty water from Jahangirpuri drain will be filled with 11 ponds created here by treating it with STP. It is being developed as a tourist destination by developing greenery on its banks.

Formation of a high-level commission ordered by the Supreme Court and NGT

On January 9, a powerful commission was formed after the Yamuna was not cleaned despite orders from the Supreme Court and the NGT. The committee formed in connection with cleaning up Yamuna is headed by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.

Eight parameters indicated for the future

  • There will be an increase in sewage treatment capacity and expansion of STPs in Delhi. Here, 40 new decentralized sewage treatment plants (WWTPs) are being realized at various locations. The design of 18 existing STPs will be improved as work progresses on three existing STPs in Kondli, Rithala and Yamuna Vihar.
  • Drainage tapping and sewage treatment will be improved in 44 sub-drains falling in Najafgarh drain, 30 sub-drains falling in supplementary drain and two sub-drains falling in Shahdara drain.
  • Expansion of sewage system from existing 747 to all 1799 unauthorized colonies and connection of sewage/drainage system of 639 JJ clusters with sewage system.
  • 13 CETPs will be upgraded to treat and manage the source of wastewater from industrial areas.
  • The system of septic tanks is done away with fecal sludge management and connecting eight lakh users to the sewage system.
  • The flood-stricken plains of Yamuna will be rejuvenated.
  • An action plan will be drawn up for the use of treated wastewater.
  • Minimal environmental flow (e-flow) will be guaranteed in Yamuna through interstate coordination.

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