Wanted: Yamuna counsel

In view of the growing pollution in river Yamuna and the widespread disappointment with the Baijal committee report on it, the Delhi Jal Board (djb) has decided to appoint a consultant for cleaning the river. But the "invitation of Expression of Interest (e o i) for consultancy services for abatement of pollution in river Yamuna', issued on June 17, 2005, fails to address many needs, indicating the exercise might prove futile.

The Supreme Court had appointed the high-powered Baijal committee, headed by Anil Baijal, secretary, Union ministry of urban development, in August 2004 (see Down To Earth,