82 percent work done on interceptor sewerage project: Minister

Interceptor sewer project is being implemented for intercepting drains polluting river Yamuna. About 82 per cent work has been completed till date and is likely to be completed by 2016.

AIIMS study finds traces of antibiotics in Yamuna waters

AIIMS study finds traces of antibiotics in Yamuna waters

Flagging a cause for concern, a recent AIIMS study has found elements of antibiotics in water samples collected from Yamuna river, which experts said can impact the aquatic ecosystem and may lead to drug resistance in microbes.

Thousands of devotees celebrating chhath puja flock to ghats in Delhi

Thousands of devotees celebrating Chhath Puja flocked on Tuesday to the ghats in the national capital.

Batching plants on Yamuna: NGT notice to Larsen & Toubro

A bench issued a notice to Larsen & Toubro which is carrying out the extension of the third phase of Barapullah Elevated Road across the Yamuna.

Delhi government plans bill to save Yamuna

Delhi government plans bill to save Yamuna

Delhi's AAP government is planning to bring new legislation to eliminate multiplicity of authorities that has contributed to the Yamuna, once northern India's pride and lifeline, turning into a hugely polluted waterway.

Police foils 96-year-old Gandhian's attempt to jump into river

Police here on Friday prevented a 96-year-old Gandhian and freedom fighter Chimman Lal Jain's bid to jump into Yamuna river from the Strachey Bridge to protest against the government's failure to stop liquor sales in Dalit colonies.

Pancheshwar project will be completed in ten years: Uma Bharti

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti Friday expressed confidence that the Pancheshwar project to link Sharda river in Nepal with Yamuna and then with Sabarmati in Gujarat will be completed in ten years.

Rs 5000 fine on those throwing waste, puja offerings in Yamuna

Rs 5000 fine on those throwing waste, puja offerings in Yamuna

 Ahead of the festive season, Delhi government has decided to strictly impose a fine of Rs 5,000 on those spotted polluting the Yamuna by throwing waste or puja offerings in it.

Only bio-degradable idols to be immersed in Yamuna: NGT

Only bio-degradable idols to be immersed in Yamuna: NGT

With the festive season soon approaching, the National Green Tribunal today passed a slew of directions to prevent pollution of the Yamuna river including a ban on immersion of idols except those made from bio-degradable material.

Hopes pinned on NGT on Yamuna's water flow

Environmental activists concerned at the degradation of Yamuna river have demanded firm action by the union water resources ministry on the directive of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ensure a minimal flow of water in this largest tributary of the Ganges.

Six-member panel to suggest ways for cleaning Yamuna

The success of Delhi Metro Rail project is likely to be the model for cleaning up the Yamuna river in the national capital, where the central and Delhi governments would join hands to make the polluted river into a hub of tourism and navigation, and provide clean drinking to the residents.

Will work across party lines to clean Yamuna:  Delhi's Water Minister

Will work across party lines to clean Yamuna: Delhi's Water Minister

The central and Delhi governments on Wednesday agreed to jointly work to clean the Yamuna river, Delhi's Water Minister Kapil Mishra said.

Yamuna crosses warning level; Delhi on alert

River Yamuna crosses the danger level due to heavy rains, may enter Delhi tonight, according to reports.

Environmentalists welcome NGT order banning tree felling

Several environmentalists in Braj Mandal area have welcomed the National Green Tribunal's order banning tree felling and new constructions along the Yamuna flood-plains in the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium Zone.

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.