Water Quality At Western Yamuna Canal Meets The Desired Water Quality Standards

by Medindia Content Team on  May 8, 2007 at 4:31 PM Environmental Health
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Water Quality At Western Yamuna Canal Meets The Desired Water Quality Standards
Water quality at western Yamuna canal meets the desired water quality standards. Pollution Control Research Institute (PCRI), Haridwar, is carrying out water quality monitoring and analysis under Yamuna Action Plan. It is being conducted at Yamunanagar upstream, Yamunanagar downstream, Panipat downstream and Sonepat upstream once a month for the laid down core parameters. The monitoring results are being submitted by PCRI to the Ministry of Environment and Forests on a regular basis.

To abate pollution in the river Yamuna, Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) Phase-I has been implemented at an estimated cost of Rs. 715 crores. 15 towns have been covered under YAP-I. A total of 269 Schemes of pollution abatement were completed including 38 sewage treatment plants having treatment capacity of 753. 25 million liters per day. Out of this 401.25 mld. is in Uttar Pradesh, 322 mld is in Haryana and 30 mld is in Delhi.

The YAP Phase-II is being implemented at an estimated cost of Rs. 624 crore. Under this phase, sewage treatment plants in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and interception and diversion of sewer lines in Haryana. will be taken up.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Shri Namo Narain Meena in a written reply to question by Shri Ramdas Athawale in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB
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