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At Palla, pond created to hold Yamuna floodwaters helps increase groundwater: Delhi govt

June 24, 2022 6:50 am

The pond was launched as a three-year pilot project in 2019, and was in its final year in 2021. The project will now continue this year as well, going by a communication from the Delhi government.

Allahabad HC temporarily halts demolition drive along Yamuna floodplains

June 18, 2022 4:42 am

Responding to a petition by Harit Kisan Kalyan Samiti, the court in its order issued on Tuesday stated that the petitioners and the respondents, the Noida Authority, will maintain status quo till June 24.

Water supply hit: DJB writes to Haryana again

June 10, 2022 8:25 am

The letter written notes that level of the pond at Wazirabad had fallen to 667.60 ft against the required level of 674.50 ft.

Delhi: In bid to flee attack by rival group, five men feared drowned in Yamuna

May 17, 2022 2:50 am

The police identified the missing youths as Sunny, Suleman, Allaudin, Sahil and Nikhil, all aged between 19-21 and natives of Jagadhari. Their five other friends escaped when the alleged attack happened.

Haryana: 5 men feared drowned in Yamuna river after attack by rival group

May 16, 2022 2:27 pm

The incident happened at Yamunanagar on Sunday evening. Their five other friends escaped from the scene when the alleged attack took place, said the police.

Yamuna level low, water supply likely to be hit in Delhi on Friday

May 13, 2022 1:21 pm

The DJB has once again requested the Haryana Irrigation Department to supply 150 cusecs of additional water “till the arrival of monsoon, when sufficient raw water is available in River Yamuna”.

Ammonia in Yamuna up again, water supply to parts of Delhi disrupted

April 16, 2022 9:21 pm

The concentration of ammonia in the river was 7.4 ppm (parts per million), seven times the level of around 1 ppm that the Delhi Jal Board's water treatment plants (WTPs) can process. Consequently, the water supply from the Chandrawal and Wazirabad WTPs was disrupted.

High ammonia levels in Yamuna briefly hit water supply to parts of Delhi

April 16, 2022 8:29 am

The level of ammonia in the water was around 5.8 parts per million (ppm), according to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB). Consequently, water production was reduced at the Chandrawal, Okhla and Wazirabad water treatment plants (WTPs) that draw water from the river.

Went for a swim and never came back: Kin of 4 boys who drowned in Yamuna

April 15, 2022 2:31 am

Police said they received a call around 3.35 pm. The boys were last seen around 9-10 am and went missing soon after that. Several teams of the disaster management authority, fire services and divers worked for more than nine hours but could only recover Farman’s body. Rescue operations halted at night and began again on Thursday morning.

East MCD's proposal to change land use on Yamuna floodplains for solid waste processing plant rejected

February 15, 2022 10:03 am

The EDMC had sought approval to set up the solid waste processing and disposal facility on around 31 acres at Ghonda Gujran in East Delhi.


Aftermath of Durga Puja: Clean-up drive begins at artificial ponds in Delhi

October 11, 2019 9:43 am

NGT and various environmentalists have time and again raised concerns about the issue of pollution. Government reports show that the quality of water in the river has deteriorated significantly even after the immersion is over. Using materials such as plaster of paris and toxic paints has been banned.

Thousands evacuated in Delhi as Yamuna breaches danger mark

August 21, 2019 6:57 am

On Monday, CM Arvind Kejriwal said the water level in the river is likely to rise further with more discharge from the Hathnikund barrage by neighbouring Haryana.

Yamuna water level recedes, nearly 14,000 people moved to safer places

August 02, 2018 6:41 am

Even though the Yamuna water has started receding, rescue and relief operations continue. Many homeless were shifted to nearby tent setups by the government. The people are currently being aided with food and medical assistance.

Yamuna water level still above danger mark, evacuation underway

August 01, 2018 9:08 am

The water level in Yamuna river crossed danger mark after Haryana released 3,11,190 cusec of water Hathini Kund Barrage on Saturday. The Delhi government sounded an alert, with authorities evacuating people from adjoining low-lying areas.


Flooded Yamuna displaces around 14,000 in Delhi

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

Close to 14,000 Delhi residents had to be moved out of their homes due to flooding in the Yamuna river. The water levels have since reduced.

Makar Sankranti: Thousands take holy dip

January 15, 2016 5:15 am

Haridwar, Jan 15 (ANI): On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, devotees were seeing braving the biting cold to take the holy dip that also marked the beginning of the annual month-long religious congregation 'Magh Mela'. Thousands converged in Allahabad at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna which is also called Sangam, walking several miles on foot to take the holy dip. People were seen wading in waist-deep waters to pray and perform pujas.