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Efforts for Pollution Abatement of River Yamuna
May 14, 2015

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation is supplementing the efforts of the States for pollution abatement of river Yamuna, a tributary of River Ganga, by providing financial assistance to Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in a phased manner since 1993 under the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP).

  • Under YAP-I and YAP-II, an expenditure of Rs. 1514.70 crore has been incurred for creation of new sewage treatment capacity of 942.25 million litres per day (mld) in the States of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

  • A sum of Rs. 1656 crore has been approved for Delhi under YAP-III for rehabilitation and upgradation of existing Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) (950 mld) and trunk sewers.

  • This has been further supplemented by Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for Rs. 1357 crore for an interceptor sewer project to intercept and treat untreated sewage flowing into river Yamuna from three major drains—Najafgarh, Supplementary and Shahdara.

  • Two projects have been sanctioned in Sonepat and Panipat towns at a cost of Rs. 217.87 crore for pollution abatement of river Yamuna.

  • The main project components include construction of new STPs of 70 mld capacity and rehabilitation of existing STPs of 75 mld capacity.


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