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CPCB report shows clean Yamuna a distant dream

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

A report by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) submitted to National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the city's sewage treatment shows why it is highly unrealistic to expect a clean Yamuna anytime soon. The report states that against a generation of 4,200 million litres a day (MLD) of waste water, about 1,951.67MLD is being treated while the rest is being discharged into the river directly . The only time there is fresh water in the river is during the monsoon, which effectively means that for the rest of the year, the river is itself a huge drain. According to Status of Se wage Treatment Plants and Drains of Delhi, “It was observed that during inspection, the Yamuna ends at Wazirabad and the river virtually start with effluent of Najafgarh drain.“

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