NMCG ‘Yamunotsav’

The Yamunotsav was organized by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. This program was organized in collaboration with a group of NGOs.

Overview:

  • This event was organized at ASITA East River Front, ITO Bridge, New Delhi.
  • This event was organized to celebrate River Yamuna’s glory and a pledge to keep it clean was announced.
  • In this event the people were urged to join hands for cleaning the River Yamuna which is River Ganga’s most important and biggest tributary.
  • The Namami Gange Programme which focuses on the Ganga Basin’s main stem is yielding positive results.

Cleaning of the Yamuna River

The current target is the cleaning of the Yamuna River and ensuring that the 3 big sewage treatment plants (STP) that are being constructed are finished by December 2022. This will prevent all dirty water from the drains from falling into the River Yamuna.

Funding for the construction of sewage infrastructure

The funding of the sewerage infrastructure construction for River Yamuna amounts to Rs. 2300 crore is being funded by the NMCG.

Events of Yamunotsav

The events held at Yamunotsav were street plays, live paintings, spiritual and classical performances, dance, music, etc. At this event, Kullads (earthen glasses) were kept at the water stations for the purpose of drinking water and it spread the message of ‘no-plastic.’

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