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Barricades, cops stop Chhath devotees from frothy Yamuna, BJP MP wants his way

The BJP MP, Parvesh Verma, who poured water at the Yamuna ghat, wanted to know why the Delhi government was stopping Chhath devotees to celebrate the festival at the bank.

BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma at the Yamuna ghat in ITO, Delhi, on Wednesday. (ANI Twitter)
BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma at the Yamuna ghat in ITO, Delhi, on Wednesday. (ANI Twitter)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 01:21 PM IST
By | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Toxic foam: Boats, sprinklers at work as devotees take a dip in polluted Yamuna 

An official said the Delhi government put 15 boats to work to remove the foam that was forming in the Yamuna due to rising pollution.

File image of devotees perform rituals for Chhath Puja on the banks of the Yamuna river at Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
File image of devotees perform rituals for Chhath Puja on the banks of the Yamuna river at Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 11:33 AM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Yamuna's toxic foam gift to Delhi from UP, Haryana govts: AAP's Raghav Chadha

He said gallons of wastewater from the Yamuna in Haryana and the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh merged into Okhla Barrage and this water had industrial waste, untreated detergents and ammonia that led to formation of the dirty frothing.

Fishermen row their boat on the polluted Yamuna river at Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
Fishermen row their boat on the polluted Yamuna river at Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 12:22 PM IST
By | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Froth in Yamuna: What causes it and why it is dangerous?

Poisoned by tonnes of sewage, industrial and domestic effluents, the Yamuna in Delhi is frothing - one of the signs of the exceptionally high levels of pollution in the river.

Devotees were seen offering prayers on Chhath while standing amidst the froth in the Yamuna river in Delhi, on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Devotees were seen offering prayers on Chhath while standing amidst the froth in the Yamuna river in Delhi, on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 02:34 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

At fault for a frothy Yamuna: Raw sewage, frothing agents

According to a report by a monitoring committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal in 2018, the 22-km stretch of the Yamuna between Wazirabad and Okhla, accounts for 76% of the total pollution in the river

River watchers and experts pointed out that the froth downstream of Okhla barrage has been occurring for more than a decade now but the magnitude of the problem has worsened in the last few years. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
River watchers and experts pointed out that the froth downstream of Okhla barrage has been occurring for more than a decade now but the magnitude of the problem has worsened in the last few years. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 02:15 AM IST
ByParas Singh, Jasjeev Gandhiok, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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