Yamuna River Current Affairs, GK & News

Delhi pledges to clean Yamuna by 2025

Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, pledged to clean Yamuna River completely by 2025 recently. Key Points He announced a six-point action plan to clean the holy river. He also promised to make Yamuna River fit for drinking and bathing by 2025. Six Point Action Plan Chief Minister announced understated six-point action plan: Sewer Treatment– ..

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Toxic Foam in Yamuna River

On November 8, 2021 devotees offered prayers as a part of their four-day Chhath Puja celebrations at the banks of foam-coated Yamuna near Kalindi Kunj. The visuals have worried environmentalists and led political war of words between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and other state governments. Highlights Between Wazirabad and Okhla, Yamuna runs for 22-kilometre. It ..

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Pathogens named as critical by WHO found in Yamuna: Study

A team of researchers from the IIT Delhi has found some pathogens that are actually critical in nature, in the Yamuna River. The team reached this conclusion after studying 20 major sewer drains and Yamuna River at five locations across New Delhi. What has been found? The team has found faecal coliform in abundance in ..

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Supreme Court gives its nod for Chardham Project

The Supreme Court has given its nod to Chardham Development Plan which connects the holy places of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath by all-weather roads. What is the issue? The construction of all weather roads in the environmentally critical zone of Himalayas was questioned in the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The National Green Tribunal had ..

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Agreement for Renukaji Dam Multipurpose Project signed in New Delhi among 6 States

On January 11, an agreement for Renukaji Dam Multipurpose Project was signed in New Delhi among 6 States – Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Under the agreement, three storage projects are proposed to be constructed on the river Yamuna and two of its tributaries – Tons and Giri in the hilly ..

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