Difficult to maintain 10 cumecs in Yamuna: Haryana to NGT

Haryana government Tuesday told the National Green Tribunal that maintaining a minimum flow of at least 10 cumecs of water at Hathnikund barrage in Yamuna as directed by it would be difficult during lean season but the Tribunal remained unconvinced.

Trial run of Pappankalan waste water treatment plant begins

Delhi Jal Board has started trial run of the 20 MGD Waste Water Treatment Plant at Pappankalan, which will benefit around nine lakh people apart from helping reduce pollution in the Yamuna river.

NGT favours lower charges for sewer connections in Delhi

The National Green Tribunal has favoured reduction of charges for sewerage connections in unauthorised colonies here and asked Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to publicise their benefits, saying this was necessary for curbing pollution of river Yamuna.

Ban on farming along Yamuna: Farmers approach Green Tribunal

A farmers' body on Wednesday approached the National Green Tribunal against the demolition drive on their farms carried out by DDA in pursuance to the green panel's ban order on cultivation of edible crop on floodplains of Yamuna here.

Yamuna 'grossly polluted' by untreated sewage, effluent: Report

The Delhi Economic Survey report has expressed serious concern over the water quality of the Yamuna river, saying it is "grossly polluted" due to the flow of untreated sewage and discharge of inadequately-treated industrial effluent.

NGT order on water release in Yamuna cheers activists

The National Green Tribunal's directive to the Haryana government to release 10 cumecs (cubic meters per second) of water into the Yamuna river from Hathini Kund barrage was on Saturday welcomed by the region's environmentalists and NGO activists.

Tremors felt in Agra, panic grips high-rise buildings residents

 Residents of high-rise buildings panicked and rushed for safety when an earthquake hit Agra on Tuesday afternoon.

Every household in Delhi to pay environment compensation, says NGT

Every household in the city will now have have to pay a minimum environment compensation of Rs 100 for generating sewage, National Green Tribunal Friday said.

Panel on Yamuna 'E-flow': Centre calls for consensus among members

 Differences of opinion among the members of a panel set up to decide on the 'Environmental Flow' in Yamuna river has forced the Ministry of Water Resources to ask them to arrive at a consensus so that their report can be submitted to another body set up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

Rains swell Chambal river

The Chambal river has risen menacingly following heavy rains, officials and residents said on Friday.

Yamuna cleaning: Our orders can't be avoided, says National Green Tribunal

Concerned over lack of coordination and cooperation between various departments in cleaning river Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal has said it has all the "trappings of the civil court" and its directions on this and other issues should be complied with without any "default and delay".

Alert sounded in Haryana villages along Yamuna

The authorities in Haryana on Tuesday sounded an alert to residents of villages along the Yamuna river following heavy rainfall in the hills of neighbouring Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

Body of missing minor found in Delhi

 Body of a four-year-old girl, who went missing in the wee hours today, was found on the bank of Yamuna near southeast Delhi's Jamia Nagar area, police said.

NGT asks DTTDC to get environment clearance for a Delhi bridge

National Green Tribunal (NGT) Thursday directed Delhi Tourism and Transportation Corporation (DTTDC) to obtain environmental clearance for a new bridge across river Yamuna under construction at Wazirabad here.

Four men feared drowned during idol immersion in Delhi

Four men were feared drowned in two separate incidents during Saraswati idol immersion in the Yamuna river, police said on Tuesday.

Interlinking of rivers reaching new goals: Uma Bharti

Underscoring that interlinking of rivers is reaching new goals, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati today said steps are being taken to address the drinking water requirements of Mumbai till 2060.

Yamuna activists to protest in Indian capital

Green activists plan to stage protests in the Indian capital Feb 1 to demand that the Narendra Modi government act fast to clean up the highly polluted Yamuna river.

Sailing to Agra on Yamuna to be reality soon: Gadkari

People will soon be able to go to Agra sailing on the Yamuna as the Centre has sought help from the Netherlands government for the ambitious project that includes building barrages and water-terminals on both sides of the river.

Delhi HC pulls up civic agencies for pumping toxins in water

The Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up the city's civic agencies for "pumping toxins" in the blood of people in the national capital by letting "black drains" merge into the Yamuna river.

Vrindavan widows march for clean Yamuna

The 1,000-odd widows of Vrindavan Tuesday evening marched through the narrow streets of this holy town, demanding a cleaner Yamuna and urgent steps to check pollution in the river.