NEW DELHI: Delhi Jal Board chairperson Kapil Mishra presented the Yamuna Turnaround Plan to Union minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti to ensure that untreated water does not enter the river.
The comprehensive plan will be executed over the next two-and-a-half years.
“We have come out with the Yamuna Turnaround Plan and showed it to Uma Bharti. She is very impressed and has accepted the plan. It is the first time that a comprehensive plan has been prepared to clean the Yamuna river,” Mishra said.
“We have presented them full details of the plan, including the budget and the time limit. I am confident both Centre and the Delhi government will be making a historic move to clean the river.”
Mishra said every single sewage and pollution source of the city had been mapped into the plan.
“We have included all the best KAPIL MISHRA, water minister available solutions in the world. We have a time frame of two-anda-half years for this plan. We are hoping that by the implementation of this plan, Yamuna will become a role model for every developing country,” he said.
The plan will include cleaning the river, developing the river bank as a biodiversity zone, treating drain water and using spaces on the banks of drains as public space.
Mishra had met Balbir Singh Seechewal, a Punjab environmentalist who had helped revive the Kali Bein rivulet in the state, on Monday and discussed the plan with him as well.