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Here We Go Again: Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Here We Go Again: Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Green Alert
River Yamuna is a tributary of the Holy River Ganga. It is also the river that keeps the city of Delhi alive. Yet, the river flows polluted through a major part of Delhi and we are yet to clean the river and keep it flowing. The Government of India has now launched the Third Phase of the Yamuna Action Plan, an ambitious scheme of actions to clean River Yamuna. The phase three has been launched despite considerable debate around the success of the first two phases. Foundation stone of nine projects for Yamuna Rejuvenation under Namami Gange Programme was laid on 27 December 2018 by the Water Resource Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal. A total of 11 projects have been taken up by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to conserve River Yamuna ...
Rs. 800 Crores to Be Spent on Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Rs. 800 Crores to Be Spent on Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Green Alert
The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti recently inaugurated a few schemes of the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) Phase-III in New Delhi. During the inauguration ceremony, the Minister informed that an amount of Rs. 800 crore will be spent on YAP III. 85% of the cost will be borne by the Centre and the rest by the Government of NCT of Delhi. Giving details of YAP III the Minister informed that in includes rehabilitation/ modernization of Sewage Treatment Plants totaling 814 MLD capacity at Okhla, Kondli and Rithala, construction of a new STP (in place of old STP) of 136 MLD capacity at Okhla, rehabilitation of sewer lines/ rising mains in the catchments of Kondli and Rithala STPs and Public Outreach Activities ...
Central and Delhi Government Agree for SPV for Yamuna

Central and Delhi Government Agree for SPV for Yamuna

Green Alert
The Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have agreed to set-up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the cleaning-up and rejuvenation of River Yamuna. In a meeting between the Union Minister and the Chief Minister held in New Delhi, it has been agreed to prepare a blueprint for this purpose during the next 45 days. Delhi’s Minister-in-charge for Water, Kapil Mishra and senior officials of concerned departments from Central and Delhi Governments were also present at this meeting. In the meeting, the Union Water Resources Minister accepted the Delhi Chief Minister’s request of convening a joint meeting soon with Union Urban Development Minister Shri M Venkaiah Naidu and Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari. The
This Environment Day You Will Have to Do More Than Just Planting Trees

This Environment Day You Will Have to Do More Than Just Planting Trees

Articles
If it was a regular Environment Day, I would have asked you to take a break from what you are doing to look at the image above. I would have then reminded you of the beautiful bounty of Mother Nature, and asked you to take a deep breath and let Nature rejuvenate yourself.  But wait, I cannot do that because the deep breath that you will take could impair your lungs beyond repair. It would also shorten your life span by a few days and put you at risk of a large number of pulmonary disorders. The World Environment Day is an annual celebration made on the 5th of June since 1972. On this day, individuals, organisations and governments remind themselves about the role of a healthy environment and cherish the bounty of Mother Nature. UNFORTUNATELY, Delhi has been devoid of that luxury
Invite to Seminar on River Rejuvenation and Sustainable Development at IHC

Invite to Seminar on River Rejuvenation and Sustainable Development at IHC

Events
The Oceanic Group invites all citizens to a Seminar and Panel Discussion on River Rejuvenation & Sustainable Development: Vision 2030. The Seminar will be chaired by Magsaysay Award recipient Rajendra Singh, who is traveling to all states of India and leading the 'Jan Jal Jodo Abhiyan', an initiative to reconnect the communities with rivers and water bodies. Prof. Santosh Kumar, Director, SAARC Disaster Management Centre will Co-Chair the seminar and Mr. Sushil Kumar Singh, MP & Member, Parliamentary Committee on Energy and Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas will be the Guest of Honour. Date: 25 June 2013 Time: 6.45 pm Venue: Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Center, New Delhi Justice Shambhunath Srivastava, Retd HC Judge will deliver Keynote Address while Mr
Beware: Toxins on Your Plate

Beware: Toxins on Your Plate

Green Lens
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.
Yamuna Yatra to Delhi: Wake Up Call for Delhiites

Yamuna Yatra to Delhi: Wake Up Call for Delhiites

Articles
A public notice on the enclosure along a bridge on River Yamuna in Delhi. River Yamuna is the principal fresh water source for the over 1.67 crore (16+ million) population of the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. Already, the city is parched and there is a gap of over 250 million gallons (per day) between water demand and supply. This 250 million gallons is perhaps entirely met by drilling of private borewells. The indiscriminate dependency on Delhi's ground water resource is evident from the rapidly declining ground water table which has fallen beyond recovery in some parts of the NCT. As if this wasn't enough,  surface and ground water quality in Delhi is increasingly getting contaminated with biological and potentially toxic pollutants. A large part of Delhi's ground wat

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