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Tuesday, December 01, 2020



Cleaning Yamuna remains on paper as ‘26 of 35 STPs fail to meet norms’

November 30, 2020 9:34 am

Non-compliance of STPs in Delhi is significant as the Yamuna stretch from Wazirabad to Okhla is the most polluted.

Explained: How spike in ammonia levels in Yamuna affected Delhi water supply

November 02, 2020 1:49 pm

The supply was restored back to normal by Sunday as the concentration of ammonia reduced, and the polluted water was mixed with cleaner water at various points in the DJB’s network.

High levels of ammonia in Yamuna water: The cause, effect and possible solution

July 31, 2020 1:25 pm

The Delhi Jal Board does not have any specific technology to treat ammonia. The only solution it adapts is to reduce production at three water treatment plants — Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla — which are largely affected by the pollutant.

Rediscovering sustainable development through a Covid-19 lockdown lens

May 08, 2020 1:32 pm

We are witnessing clean air, water and liveable cities that we have demanded for so long precisely because we have been shut away.

Delhi: Yamuna pollution down by 30%, water quality in drains improves 80% from last year

April 21, 2020 7:11 am

Though the water quality differs according to locations, most areas have shown a significant improvement from the last year, a survey by Delhi Pollution Control Committee has found.

Yamuna water getting ‘critically worse’, CPCB analysis finds

February 23, 2020 2:39 am

Data collected by the CPCB and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) from 14 river monitoring locations showed except for two points — Palla and Surghat, the water quality failed to meet several quality parameters between 2015 and 2019.

Four swept away in Yamuna during Ganesh idol immersion, police say were warned

September 14, 2019 8:45 am

Police said that after immersing the idol, around eight people went to the river to bathe. One of them fell into a pit inside the river. Others tried to rescue her but drowned, said police, adding that the others managed to get out.

Weather today Highlights: Yamuna above danger mark; rains ease in Punjab, Haryana

August 21, 2019 11:49 am

Weather forecast Today Highlights: The Yamuna was flowing at 206 metres at 11 am, a day after it breached the danger mark of 205.33 metres. More than 10,000 people living in low-lying areas along the Yamuna in Delhi have been evacuated.

Delhi: Yamuna nears danger mark, alert sounded

August 19, 2019 3:22 am

Evacuation from the Yamuna floodplains is an annual exercise, but officials got a short window this year because of a sudden increase of water in the Yamuna after heavy rainfall in the hills.

NGT nod for plan to store water in Yamuna floodplains

July 26, 2019 9:31 am

Official estimates indicate a capacity of storing 2,100 million gallons of water across the entire project area in each cycle of flooding, as per sources.


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.