Anita Joshua

NEW DELHI: The Ganga and the Yamuna are no cleaner today than they were two decades ago, though the government is spending huge amounts on action plans for the rivers, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh told the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Ganga, Yamuna No Cleaner Now Than 20 Years Ago: Ramesh
PTI NEW DELHI

IN A frank admission, the Centre on Friday said in the Lok Sabha that Ganga and Yamuna were

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit told the Delhi Assembly on Tuesday that the Yamuna Action Plan I and II have not yielded any tangible result despite crores of rupees having been spent on cleaning the river.

She admitted that the project would take at least seven to eight years to complete.

E Sreedharan's strategy to clean and beautify the Yamuna and release land from its riverbed for development and other purposes is not very practical
Busness Standard / New Delhi May 28, 2009, 0:27 IST

New Delhi: The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has finally set its eyes on completing the second phase of the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP II) in Delhi. The agency says a major part of the project will be completed by March 2010, in time for the Commonwealth Games.

Says Interceptors

New Delhi: Under the Yamuna Action Plan, about Rs 1,500 crore has been spent so far on cleaning the river and another project worth Rs 4,000 crore is ready to take off. This has, however, made little difference to the state of the river. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit recently observed that the river was no better than a drain.

New Delhi: Even though political parties call it Delhi

While the Delhi government had been debating on what needs to be done to clean the river, the pollution levels have only worsened. In its book Sewage Canal: How to Clean the Yamuna, published in 2007, the Centre for Science and Environment reported that the Delhi stretch of the river is not only dead but had an overload of coliform contamination.

An analytical review of the interceptor plan for cleaning Yamuna. CSE has closely scrutinised the interceptor plan and found this hardware plan to be a complete waste of money. The river will continue to remain dead despite the massive investments planned during 2009-2012.

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