Review of the interceptor plan for the Yamuna
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.
he interceptor project is projected by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) as a panacea to the pollution problems of the river Yamuna. An analysis of the detailed project report on this project shows that the project, as it is designed, will not result in a clean river. It will be more money down the drain.
It was in response to the criticism over the failure of the efforts to clean the Yamuna including the Union ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) sponsored Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) that the DJB came up with the idea of interceptor sewers. So far Delhi government has spent over Rs 1,500 crore just to connect 50 per cent of Delhi