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CPCB Raises Concern On Pollution In Yamuna; Asks Delhi, Other States For Effective Sewage Treatment

CPCB issued directions to Delhi Jal Board to submit a time-bound action plan to ensure compliance to norms by Status of Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and that no untreated sewage is discharged to these drains

CPCB Raises Concern On Pollution In Yamuna; Asks Delhi, Other States For Effective Sewage Treatment
Highlights
  • CPCB raised concern on pollution and frothing in Yamuna River
  • 14 drains in Delhi are found untapped, discharging sewage into Yamuna: CPCB
  • Concerned agencies have to submit action taken report by December 15, 2020

New Delhi: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Sunday (December 6) raised concern on pollution and frothing in Yamuna River and asked Delhi and other states to implement effective sewage treatment. CPCB, which monitors the water quality of Yamuna river and drains discharging into the river, observed froth formation and increase in ammonia levels in river Yamuna because of discharge of untreated sewage, non-operation of existing Sewage Treatment Plants, improper functioning of Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) installed by the industries and Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) located on the banks of river Yamuna, stated an official statement by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

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The statement mentioned that presently 22 drains are being monitored, indicated that 14 drains (Sonia Vihar, Najafgarh, Shastri Park, Shahdara, etc.) are found untapped, discharging sewage.

While 5 drains are 100 per cent tapped and no flow at downward of interception observed, drains were found to be tapped but overflow into river Yamuna was observed. One drain has no flow at all. Due to partially/untreated discharge of sewage and industrial effluent containing phosphorus, many times, foaming also is observed, it added.

Taking cognisance of this, the CPCB issued directions to Delhi Jal Board to submit a time-bound action plan to ensure compliance to norms by Status of Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and that no untreated sewage is discharged to these drains.

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has been also been directed to take action against non-complying Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) and industrial units. Similar directions have also been issued to State Pollution Control Boards of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

In view of the importance of the issues, reminders have been issued today to concerned agencies to submit action taken report by December 15, 2020, the statement of Environment Ministry informed.

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State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,86,280 2,384

33,157 6

64,13,418 2,343

1,39,705 35

Kerala

48,29,944 9,246

96,421 1,802

47,06,856 10,952

26,667 96

Karnataka

29,82,399 310

9,607 43

29,34,870 347

37,922 6

Tamil Nadu

26,83,396 1,259

15,451 199

26,32,092 1,438

35,853 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,59,122 540

6,588 27

20,38,248 557

14,286 10

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,008 12

135 4

16,86,976 16

22,897

West Bengal

15,79,012 530

7,576 81

15,52,491 601

18,945 10

Delhi

14,39,311 28

337 1

14,13,885 29

25,089

Odisha

10,33,809 521

4,890 38

10,20,645 477

8,274 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,614 16

203 4

9,91,841 20

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,382 8

42 6

9,45,386 2

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,244 34

215 20

8,15,943 14

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,669 12

111 1

7,82,035 11

10,523

Haryana

7,71,035 16

105 158

7,60,881

10,049 174

Bihar

7,26,016 8

42 6

7,16,313 2

9,661

Telangana

6,68,618 168

4,171 40

6,60,512 207

3,935 1

Assam

6,05,847 207

3,646 157

5,96,263 362

5,938 2

Punjab

6,01,971 33

234 11

5,85,199 16

16,538 6

Jharkhand

3,48,406 11

130 4

3,43,141 7

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,729 28

175 22

3,36,157 6

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,30,834 93

935 11

3,25,473 104

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,113 182

1,387 5

2,16,011 173

3,715 4

Goa

1,77,356 68

679 27

1,73,342 39

3,335 2

Puducherry

1,27,259 49

647 4

1,24,763 53

1,849

Manipur

1,22,432 69

1,444 15

1,19,099 84

1,889

Mizoram

1,10,719 901

13,601 435

96,744 1,332

374 4

Tripura

84,295 4

110 8

83,369 12

816

Meghalaya

82,734 87

892 31

80,411 115

1,431 3

Chandigarh

65,295 10

32 5

64,443 15

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,958 4

202 22

54,476 26

280

Sikkim

31,722 6

224 1

31,108 7

390

Nagaland

31,516 9

230 8

30,613 17

673

Ladakh

20,867 6

44 2

20,615 4

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,675

3 1

10,668 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

2 0

10,312

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,640 3

10 1

7,501 2

129

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