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CPCB convened a meeting on January 4, with the officials of Delhi and Haryana to discuss the recurring issue of increase in Ammoniacal Nitrogen in the Yamuna and short and long term remedial actions required.(AFP PHOTO.)

Pollution watchdog CPCB seeks solution to high ammonia content in Yamuna within 1 month

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:38 PM IST
The study group will review the current monitoring protocol and requirement of strengthening monitoring mechanism, analyse past data and carry out field surveys to identify hotspots of high ammonia.
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Chadha urged the CPCB and the Upper Yamuna River Board to take immediate cognisance of the “nonchalant” attitude of the Haryana government and take remedial measures.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Chadha urged the CPCB and the Upper Yamuna River Board to take immediate cognisance of the “nonchalant” attitude of the Haryana government and take remedial measures.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Raghav Chadha urges CPCB to intervene as Yamuna pollution rises

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:56 PM IST
Ammonia concentration in the river at the Wazirabad barrage has increased to 7 ppm (parts per million) against the permissible limit of 0.8 ppm which is likely to affect the water supply, he said.
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Police personnel near the charred remains of a car which collided with a tanker truck on the Yamuna Expressway under Khandauli police station in Agra district, in the wee hours of Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Five people travelling in the car were charred to death.(PTI)
Police personnel near the charred remains of a car which collided with a tanker truck on the Yamuna Expressway under Khandauli police station in Agra district, in the wee hours of Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Five people travelling in the car were charred to death.(PTI)

Five burn to death after Yamuna e-way car crash

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Agra, Agra
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 03:10 AM IST
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the death of five people and directed the officials in Agra to reach the spot to supervise relief work.
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A man rows a boat in the heavily polluted waters of the Yamuna at Kalindi Kunj.
A man rows a boat in the heavily polluted waters of the Yamuna at Kalindi Kunj.

Only three effluent treatment plants along Yamuna meet standards: NGT-appointed panel

By Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 11:53 PM IST
Expressing concern over the issue, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) panel has asked the Delhi government agencies to take short-term measures to improve the functioning of the plants. Also, it asked them to “explore strategies” to deal with effluents being discharged from non-conforming industrial areas.
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“Water may be available at low pressure till the ammonia level in the river reduces to a treatable limit,” the Delhi Jal Board said in a statement.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
“Water may be available at low pressure till the ammonia level in the river reduces to a treatable limit,” the Delhi Jal Board said in a statement.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

High ammonia content in Yamuna; water supply likely to be hit in Delhi

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The areas likely to be affected are Civil Lines, Hindu Rao Hospital and adjoining areas such as Kamla Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Karol Bagh, Pahar Ganj and NDMC areas like Old and New Rajinder Nagar, Patel Nagar, Inderpuri, Kalkaji, Govindpuri, Amar Colony, Tugalkabad, Sangam Vihar and Ambedkar Nagar.
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NCC cadets clean the banks of Yamuna river.(PTI)
NCC cadets clean the banks of Yamuna river.(PTI)

Delhi govt to treat polluted water coming from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh in drains itself

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 05:44 AM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Wednesday chaired a meeting with the officials of the Delhi Jal Board on swift implementation of a concrete plan to clean up the river Yamuna and reduce pollution in the Yamuna by 90 per cent by March 2023.
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The river remains heavily polluted inmost parts of the year mainly because of a huge volume of untreated sewage and industrial effluents being discharged directly into it.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
The river remains heavily polluted inmost parts of the year mainly because of a huge volume of untreated sewage and industrial effluents being discharged directly into it.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

To make Yamuna pollution-free by 2023, DJB working out a concrete plan: CM

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 07:28 AM IST
Delhi chief minister had chaired a meeting of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) where a detailed action plan to clean up the Yamuna, including the use of innovative technology and reuse of treated water, was discussed.
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Delhi L-G Anil Baijal.(HT file)
Delhi L-G Anil Baijal.(HT file)

Delhi L-G tells DDA to remove debris from Yamuna floodplains

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 05:11 PM IST
The directions were issued to DDA officials in a meeting on Wednesday where the L-G reviewed the progress of the ongoing restoration work of the riverfront
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The Central government has decided to build an ‘iconic structure’ called the ‘Nav Bharat Udyan’, or New India Garden, next to the Yamuna river bank(PTI)
The Central government has decided to build an ‘iconic structure’ called the ‘Nav Bharat Udyan’, or New India Garden, next to the Yamuna river bank(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: ‘Iconic structure’ planned near Yamuna, Central Vista length to double and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:11 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The proposed plan map. (HT Photo)
The proposed plan map. (HT Photo)

‘Iconic structure’ planned near Yamuna as part of Central Vista project

By Anisha Dutta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:43 PM IST
The structure would be part of the New India Gardens or the Nav Bharat Udyan that is proposed to come up on 20.22 acres on the western bank of Yamuna. It is expected to be unveiled to the public by August 15, 2022.
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Ankit Srivastava, DJB technical advisor, explained that the services are not being privatised and no layoffs will be done within the water utility.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Ankit Srivastava, DJB technical advisor, explained that the services are not being privatised and no layoffs will be done within the water utility.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

DJB to appoint pvt operators to manage water, sewer in different city zones

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 11:07 PM IST
The decision was taken in a board meeting presided over by Delhi water minister and DJB chairman Satyendar Jain.
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The water level of Yamuna has risen following heavy seasonal rainfall this year.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The water level of Yamuna has risen following heavy seasonal rainfall this year.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Yamuna river flowing close to warning mark

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 03:07 PM IST
The level rose after 4,353 cusecs of water was released from Haryana’s Hathini Kund barrage into the Yamuna at 8am.
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The Delhi government’s Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department officials said that the level recorded is much below the warning mark and might go up only if a higher volume of water is released, or if the national capital is lashed by heavy rains.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
The Delhi government’s Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department officials said that the level recorded is much below the warning mark and might go up only if a higher volume of water is released, or if the national capital is lashed by heavy rains.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Delhi: Yamuna water level nears warning mark

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 01:42 PM IST
The level rose after 11,055 cusecs of water was released from Haryana’s Hathni Kund Barrage into the Yamuna
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Yamuna’s water level on Thursday was 203.77 metres at 10 am while it was 203.78 metres on Wednesday at 6pm at the Old Railway Bridge in Delhi, an official belonging to Delhi’s irrigation and flood control department said.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Yamuna’s water level on Thursday was 203.77 metres at 10 am while it was 203.78 metres on Wednesday at 6pm at the Old Railway Bridge in Delhi, an official belonging to Delhi’s irrigation and flood control department said.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Yamuna’s water level rising; but likely to stay below: Report

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 01:03 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued an alert for ‘moderate to heavy’ rainfall in Delhi from Wednesday to Friday and warned of flooding in low-lying areas along with disruption in traffic.
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The city is expected to receive moderate to heavy showers from Thursday morning.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
The city is expected to receive moderate to heavy showers from Thursday morning.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Light rain likely in Delhi today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:12 AM IST
Authorities in Delhi are also monitoring the water level in the Yamuna river. The water level has reached 203.7 metres, which is close to the warning mark of 204.5 metres
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Preparations are already underway in case a higher volume of water is released and evacuation operations need to be launched.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Preparations are already underway in case a higher volume of water is released and evacuation operations need to be launched.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Yamuna continues to flow near warning level in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Officials in the Delhi government’s Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department said that the level recorded Wednesday is below the warning mark at present and is likely to remain so unless a higher volume of water is released
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The Delhi government had to launch evacuation and relief operations after the overflowing river submerged many low-lying areas.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo)
The Delhi government had to launch evacuation and relief operations after the overflowing river submerged many low-lying areas.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo)

Yamuna continues to flow near warning level in Delhi; water level likely to increase further

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 11:17 AM IST
The water level was recorded at 203.98 metres at 6 pm on Tuesday, precariously close to the warning level of 204.50 metres, according to the official. The river had swelled to 204.38 metres on Monday, which was just a metre below the danger mark of 205.33 metres.
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Two truckers booked for violating NGT norms in Yamunanagar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Ambala
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 11:56 PM IST
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Preparations are already underway in case people living around the Yamuna need to be evacuated.(PTI)
Preparations are already underway in case people living around the Yamuna need to be evacuated.(PTI)

Delhi: Yamuna water rises close to warning level

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 12:28 PM IST
5,883 cusecs water was released from the Hathni Kund Barrage in the Yamuna at 8 am
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Construction work on for the bridge between Soorghat and Sonia Vihar.(HT Photo)
Construction work on for the bridge between Soorghat and Sonia Vihar.(HT Photo)

5th Metro bridge over Yamuna, for Majlis Park-Maujpur stretch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 06:33 AM IST
Delhi will also get its first double-decker viaduct — with Metro tracks on the upper deck and a flyover for vehicular traffic beneath — on a 1.4 km-stretch between the Yamuna Vihar and Bhajanpura stations.
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Magsaysay award winner waterman Rajendra Singh during a seminar National Mission for Clean Ganga, organizing ‘Ganga Manthan- National Dialogue on Ganga’ at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(Hindustan Times)
Magsaysay award winner waterman Rajendra Singh during a seminar National Mission for Clean Ganga, organizing ‘Ganga Manthan- National Dialogue on Ganga’ at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(Hindustan Times)

Ganga activist on fast unto death in Haridwar gets support from Magsaysay awardee

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 05:36 PM IST
Observing a day-long fast at his residence in Alwar, Rajasthan; Singh, the waterman of India, urged the public to observe a similar non-violent protest to extend their support to the seer’s agitation.
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Those identified for the illegal acts are Dinesh Tyagi, Yaduvendra Singh and Kuldeep Sharma, among others.(HT photo)
Those identified for the illegal acts are Dinesh Tyagi, Yaduvendra Singh and Kuldeep Sharma, among others.(HT photo)

Noida authority demolishes encroachments on Yamuna floodplains, seeks action against ‘land mafia’

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 03:31 PM IST
The action was taken after it emerged that some people were engaged in construction of roads, electric poles etc. for plotting of land and farm houses on the floodplains near the villages in violation of rules, it said.  
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The sites inspected included areas underneath the bridges at Sarai Kale Khan, Mayur Vihar and the Signature Bridge.(HT Photo)
The sites inspected included areas underneath the bridges at Sarai Kale Khan, Mayur Vihar and the Signature Bridge.(HT Photo)

Debris dumped on plains altering Yamuna’s flow

By Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 12:49 AM IST
According to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of 2015, any dumping of waste or debris on the Yamuna floodplains is banned and violators could be fined up to Rs50,000.
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As per an NGT order of 2015, any kind of dumping of waste or construction and demolition debris in and around the floodplains is prohibited.(HT photo)
As per an NGT order of 2015, any kind of dumping of waste or construction and demolition debris in and around the floodplains is prohibited.(HT photo)

Debris dumped on Yamuna floodplains and river bed, NGT asks pollution body to file report

By Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 03:39 AM IST
The waste has been dumped underneath the Signature Bridge and the Sarai Kale Khan flyover. NGT asked for the report after an NGO, South Asian Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP), posted pictures and videos of the dump on the floodplains.
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Identities of the deceased, aged between 16 and 19, are being ascertained, police said.
Identities of the deceased, aged between 16 and 19, are being ascertained, police said.

3 teenagers drown in Yamuna in UP’s Shamli

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2020 09:58 AM IST
The youths drowned while bathing in the river near the Yamuna bridge on the Uttar Pradesh-Haryana border under Kairana police station on Saturday evening, the police said.
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All earthquakes in the past two months have been mild with only two above 3.5 magnitude.(File photo for representation)
All earthquakes in the past two months have been mild with only two above 3.5 magnitude.(File photo for representation)

Delhi-NCR: Small magnitude earthquakes do not indicate a bigger one is coming, says Wadia Institute

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 01:01 PM IST
The Dehradun-based autonomous research institute under the Union science and technology ministry clarified that the vulnerability of a region can be understood from past seismicity, calculation of strain and mapping of active faults.
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According to officials, the prescribed BOD (bio-chemical oxygen demand) standard for Yamuna river water is 3mg/l, when the water can be considered fit for bathing.(Hindustan Times)
According to officials, the prescribed BOD (bio-chemical oxygen demand) standard for Yamuna river water is 3mg/l, when the water can be considered fit for bathing.(Hindustan Times)

Yamuna’s water quality improves, but not fit for use

By Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 03:01 PM IST
The improvement is mainly on account of an increased flow of fresh water in the river and reduced pollutant load from commercial and industrial sectors.
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People wait in lines on the banks of Yamuna River.(Bloomberg)
People wait in lines on the banks of Yamuna River.(Bloomberg)

Admin says those gathered on Yamuna plains were local homeless not migrants

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 02:33 AM IST
While some of whom were later shifted to various shelter homes by local authorities, others continued to take shelter under a flyover on the banks of the Yamuna on Thursday as well.
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A clear view of Yamuna River at Okhla barrage near Kalindi Kunj on day eleven of the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
A clear view of Yamuna River at Okhla barrage near Kalindi Kunj on day eleven of the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

Easy flows the Yamuna as effluent discharge stops; assessment likely soon

By Kushagra Dixit | Hindustan Times, Noida, Noida
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 03:52 PM IST
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Earthmovers remove debris from the Yamuna river bed near Taj Mahal, ahead of the US President Donald Trump’s visit, in Agra, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.(PTI)
Earthmovers remove debris from the Yamuna river bed near Taj Mahal, ahead of the US President Donald Trump’s visit, in Agra, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.(PTI)

Water released into Yamuna to improve its quality ahead of Trump’s India visit

By Press Trust of India | Mathura
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 08:48 PM IST
This move is likely to reduce the “foul smell” from the Yamuna, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) assistant engineer Arvind Kumar said when asked about the development.
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