For a cleaner Yamuna
Though the main issue of this Khattar-Kejriwal meeting was to discuss the air and water pollution, the Haryana government asked the neighbouring Delhi government to take steps for controlling the pollution the Yamuna witnesses after entering to the National Capital.
The Delhi government has said that it was mulling setting up micro-STPs to treat the water going back to Yamuna.
For installation of the STPs and CETPs, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) in its Action Plan has identified six major drains including Dhanaura escape, Main Drain No 2, Drain No 6, a bunch of three drains out falling into Najajgarh drain, Buriya Nallah drain and Gaunchi drain, falling out in River Yamuna in the state of Haryana.
There are around 10 per cent of area still to be sewered by the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) in these towns.
Similarly, for Leg I, Leg II and Leg III (Badshapur Drain) drains from Haryana outfalling into Najafgarh Drain, points of sewerage have been identified were identified as joining in Leg I since no sewerage system is existing in the area, The Urban Local Bodies (ULB) Department has planned one STP is likely to be completed by June 30, 2019.
In Leg II too, 10 points of effluent discharge have been identified while the HSVP has agreed to construct a STP with a capacity of 175 MLD that is expected to be completed by June 2019.
In Leg III, 17 stretch, most of which are large and medium units, which contribute around 72 MLD of treated effluent.
For the Buriya Nallah Drain, the ULB Department is proposing two STPs with a capacity of 50 MLD and 40 MLD at Badshapur, expected to be completed by the end of December 2019.
Bahadurgarh, Beri, Gannaur, Gohana, Hodal, Jagadhari, Jhajjar, Kalanaur, Karnal, Kharkhoda, Ladwa, Palwal, Panipat, Rohtak, Samalkha, Sampla, Sohna, Sonipat, Yamunanagar, Hathin, Ferojepur-Jhirka, Nuh, Punhana and Taoru have been identified for laying of sewerage system by the PHED.
It has been recognised as one of the most polluted rivers in India.