Delhi Government to clean Yamuna river by 2025

The Delhi government has set a target to clean the Yamuna River by 2025. In the process, it will also focus on improving the water security in the national capital. The decision was made after an inspection was conducted at the seven water projects in the city. The officials of Delhi Jal Board visited Badshahpur drain outfall, Pappankalan lake, Dwarka wa­ter treatment plant (WTP) lake, New Dwarka WTP, Coronation Pillar WWTP, Rithala sewage treatment plant (STP), Rohini STP and lake. Besides, the government has decided to treat 95 million gallons per day of sewage water coming from Haryana via the Badshahpur Drain through in-situ technology that will save the cost of constructing new STPs and disallow sewage water fall into the river. The technology being employed will be able to filter and treat the water in the drains.