New Delhi: An interactive model of a house with details of which activity consumes how much water and a machine that will tell you how much of your body weight comprises of water are just some of the exhibits at the water and waste water gallery that was launched at the National Science Centre on Tuesday.

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

The Delhi government

Having collected Rs 625 crore as revenue in the last fiscal, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Thursday approved its total annual budget of Rs 1,624.37 crore for 2010-11.

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New Delhi: With the Delhi government setting aside Rs 1,500 crore for water and sanitation in its budget, Delhiites can expect an improved water supply in the coming year. However, the main project that promises water to Delhi and on which the government has spent nearly Rs 315 crore, continues to be a sore point between Delhi and Haryana.

Yamuna can

NEW DELHI, March 14: In a fresh bid to revive the dying river Yamuna in the capital, Delhi government has now come up with a somewhat unprecedented proposal. It wants the upper riparian states too to take responsibility for ensuring that the 22-km long stretch of the river flowing through the capital remains pollution-free.

After working towards cleaning the Yamuna since 1993 in two phases of the Yamuna Action Plan, the government is now proposing Yamuna Action Plan-III (YAP-III), seeking a loan of Rs 833 crore from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

A group of activists led by Magsaysay award winner Rajendra Singh met Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today and demanded that the government should do more for the effective implementation of the New Ganga and Yamuna Action Plans.

The All Ganga Yamuna Panchayat presented a charter of demands to the Minister, expressing concern over the degrading state of the two rivers.

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