Public Lecture: Rejuvenation of River Yamuna: A Blue Print for Action

Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series

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River Yamuna today is one of the most polluted and threatened river system in the country. This is despite more than a decade long effort by the state to rejuvenate it under the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) with results that do not inspire confidence in either the state’s understanding of the problems facing the river or the approach taken by it to mitigate the ills facing the river till date.

Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan (YJA) – which is a research based campaign run by a consortium of a number of NGOs and individuals in the city – has studied the river for over two and a half years now, and have resultantly arrived at an understanding about the ills facing the river and possible solutions that would facilitate a rejuventaion of the river. This conference presentation is about the same.


  • Shri Manoj Misra – Convenor, Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan
  • Shri Ramaswamy R Iyer – Former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India
  • Shri Himanshu Thakkar – Coordinator of the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People


  • Shri Samar Singh – Senior Advisor and Director, NHD, INTACH

Date: 18 th September 2009, Friday
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room I, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

(In collaboration with India International Centre)

For further information, please contact:
Pragya Majumder –
Tel: 24320711, 24328006

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

One thought on “Public Lecture: Rejuvenation of River Yamuna: A Blue Print for Action

  1. Cleaning of yamuna river may sound a herculean task but if each one of us takes upon itself to do whatever it involves then it is possible. This needs to start somewhere. Can I start it with me. what can i do to clean the river. I would imagine one important thing in this initiative is to connect with like minded people and make it a people movement. Can we do this. Can we involve people in this at the grassroot level. I am willing to be part of this movement and take this forward. We have to do it. There is no choice.

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