In an effort to clean up Yamuna and improve the sewage infrastructure in the capital, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Tuesday called for an immediate assessment of all drains which flow into the river and install systems at treatment plants to treat deteriorating water quality.
“The DJB will conduct a massive sewage infrastructure audit which will include a comprehensive review of all drains and pipelines…,” said a DJB official.
The announcement was made after a “high-level” meeting attended by Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan activist Manoj Mishra, IIT Delhi professor A K Gosain, INTACH member Manu Bhatnagar, DJB chairperson Kapil Mishra and senior government officials.
“To assess future steps to clean Yamuna’s drain through a comprehensive study, evaluation of the criticality index of all drains flowing into Yamuna will take place,” added the official.
Giving a push to the project, a decision to analyse the functioning of all sewage pumping stations and sewage treatment plants within a month’s duration was taken at the meeting.