Pollution in Yamuna or Ganga do not figure in the manifestos of the capital’s three major political parties nor does any focused plan on addressing the crisis of rivers.
Despite having its roots in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party doesn’t talk about its plans for the extremely polluted Yamuna. With little progress made on the Ganga and Yamuna action plans, the Congress merely aims to “clean rivers on a large scale”. The BJP, meanwhile, continues to pitch its controversial pet project—interlinking of rivers. Environmentalists say little thought has gone into addressing urgent ecological concerns like the state of rivers or their position on dams.