Not only does Delhi gulp down every single drop of water in River Yamuna, it even sends out requests to Haryana to release more water in April-May.
Vegetables grown along River Yamuna, in its floodplain in the NCT of Delhi, are being reported to be laden with heavy metals and pesticides. Despite this, regulation and check on pollution control are regularly failing thereby threatening the health of each and every citizen of Delhi.
The Wednesday quake measuring 4.2 on Richter Scale reminded us that the city is located in Seismic Zone IV and lies among high-risk areas in terms of earthquake frequency and intensity.
If we are what we eat, and some of what we eat comes from farming on the Yamuna River floodplains, then we are pretty much what the status of river Yamuna in Delhi is! The vegetables and produce grown on the banks of the Yamuna river in Delhi is largely irrigated by the river water which accumulate toxic chemicals.
File photo: Rajendera Singh being interviewed by Swiss media over the Satyagrah against the construction of the CWG Village on the Yamuna floodplain in Delhi. Bapu was witness to the Satyagrah (that did not work) for protecting the Yamuna throughout and also to the inundation of his Samadhi (consequently) with […]
Satellite image of River Yamuna and its floodplain (in lean period) clearly shows the encroachment that may have intensified floods in Delhi this year If you think the massive traffic jams, national shame, broken infrastructure that crumbles even as it is being constructed and the caving in of roads are […]
Chanting to their lungs capacity, the praise of Lord Ganesh, “Ganpati Bappa Morya, Mangal Murti Moraya”, along the banks of River Yamuna, thousands of devotees assembled to bid farewell to the Lord of prosperity and urged him to come back soon next year. The waves of the river was in […]
A senior journalist from a European TV channel leans forward to hear Rajendra Singh loud, at the Commonwealth Games village site (November 2007) Even as environmentalists across the city raised massive hue and cry for saving the Yamuna river and its floodplain, and even as their concern was picked by several national and […]
This is what mindless construction on the Mithi river of Mumbai led to back in 2005. The land-deprived city of Mumbai – a city lying adjascent to a sea! – now faces the flood crisis every year. ___________ Coming back to Delhi – we have been ‘planning’ a similar fate for […]
As if all the dumping of untreated sewage and the upcoming Commonwealth Games wasn’t enough a month long Global Village festival is planned on Yamuna’s floodplains. Following is an article by Bahar Dutt (for CNN-IBN) highlighting the issue. Global Village has Yamuna gasping It’s a shocking tale of environment laws […]