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At Haryana village, farmers in a fix as Yamuna river submerges fields

While there are no official figures yet on how many villages are affected, an official from the Sonipat revenue department said crop losses due to flooding will be estimated by Monday

‘The first thing I grabbed as the Yamuna rose...’

23,000 people have been evacuated since the river crossed the danger mark. The Indian Express spoke to some of them about what they made sure to take from home.


Delhi: As water rises, family of 4 finds safety atop a tree

Over 16,000 people living on the floodplains and low-lying areas have been evacuated so far. As per an official estimate, over 23,000 people reside in areas that have been flooded.

Delhi: Yamuna crosses danger mark, floodplain residents reach for higher areas

Thousands of people living on the Yamuna floodplains in North Delhi, including Laxmi Nagar, Kashmere Gate and ITO, are seeking refuge at higher places. The government has begun constructing temporary tents to provide shelter, but locals claim it isn’t enough.

NGT asks DDA, Monitoring Committee to look into encroachment complaint on Yamuna floodplain

"Let the complaint be forwarded to DDA for taking necessary action in accordance with law and also to the Yamuna Monitoring Committee constituted by this tribunal for monitoring by e-mail," the bench said.

Explained: What is the project to create off-river reservoirs along Yamuna in Delhi

The plan is for recharging groundwater in the floodplains between Palla and Wazirabad by retaining excess water during the monsoon season, and to extract it when required to augment the city’s water supply.


Delhi CM Kejriwal announces pilot project for water conservation in Yamuna floodplains

There is water scarcity in various parts of the country, including Delhi and the project will not only help authorities deal with current water problem, but also tackle future difficulties, Kejriwal said.

Hardlook: When a river swells

What does it take to move 20,000 people without bringing the city to a halt? As the Yamuna waters rise and recede yet again, The Indian Express heads to the floodplains to discover tales of bravery, fear and loss.

After NGT order, work at ‘illegal’ Noida floodplain farmhouses halted

An official added that the construction of 10 farmhouses, “the cost of which ran into crores”, was stoped by the district administration.

Remove debris on Yamuna floodplains in 3 weeks: NGT

"The debris on either side of river Yamuna, if not already removed, shall be removed within 3 weeks," the bench said

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Sri Sri Ravishankar On Clash With On NGT Over Damage To Yamuna Floodplains

The National Green Tribunal had said that Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s allegation of bias in the green panel’s report on the damage caused to the Yamuna riverbed due to World Culture Festival organised by AOL is ‘shocking’. Here is what the spiritual Guru has to say to about this controversy!