Domestic sewage to blame for 80% of river pollution
The Times of India Delhi|January 18, 2022
Domestically generated sewage is the main reason for the Yamuna’s pollution and contributes to more than 80% of the total effluents being discharged into the river, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has said in reply to an RTI query.
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The RTI revealed that DPCC is currently monitoring the Yamuna’s quality in nine locations as well as 24 drains, including two coming from UP, that discharge effluents into the river on a monthly basis. It also pointed out the Delhi Jal Board’s low sewage treatment capacity, and said over 200 million gallons of sewage reaches the river daily without being treated.

“Delhi’s estimated sewage generation is 720 million gallons per day (MGD). The responsibility of proper treatment and disposal of sewage lies with DJB. There are 34 operational sewage treatment plants and about 515 MGD is being treated through these,” the RTI reply said.

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