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DJB ropes in US university to revive Yamuna

Source: Deccan Herald, Date: October , 2016

Students and professors from the university are currently preparing a project report on how to apply ‘urban planning concepts’ in the entire Yamuna stretch of 22 km. The university students have visited various spots on the stretch and in the pilot phase they will be focusing on Najafgarh drain, one of the three major drains in the capital that flow into the Yamuna. The project includes cleaning of the drain, followed by “space making”, which means creating space in the vicinity of water body and include them in the urban planning mechanism so people don’t litter around them. “The Delhi government had signed a MoU with Virginia University last year for redeveloping Yamuna and its drains. The people from university made a presentation regarding it on Thursday and we have given it a go ahead,” said a senior official from Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

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