After 21 years of SC monitoring, Yamuna still stinks like a sewer
Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015
Pollution Control Board on Thursday told the Supreme Court why the Yamuna in
its 22-km course through Delhi mostly stinks like a sewer drain - as against
the norm of 5,000 MPN coliform per 100 ml of water, Yamuna water in Delhi had
between 4 lakh to 16 crore coliform per 100 ml.
The norm of 5,000 MPN/100 ml of water is the quality prescribed for 'C'
category of water, which is fit for drinking after treatment. But, on January
7, 2014, the total coliform in Yamuna water at Nizamuddin was 54000000 (5.4
crore) and at Kalindi Kunj it was 160000000 (16 crore). But, at Palla the river
water is relatively clean. On January 7 last year the total coliform detected
at Palla were 43,000.