New Delhi, 30 December Raghav Chadha, the vice chairman of Delhi Jal Board, has released a video of spreading dirt in the Yamuna. According to Delhi Jal Board, this video is from Haryana. In Haryana, untreated contaminated water is being released into the Yamuna, raising the level of ammonia in the river. Raghav said on Tuesday, “Clean water is the right of Delhi. Delhi is getting less water than it needs anyway. It is also getting so much ammonia that our water treatment plants are facing frequent problems. Many times the plant has to be closed as well. There was ammonia in Yamuna water by 7 pps on Monday, due to which the capacity of our Wazirabad, Chandrawal plant was reduced by 50 per cent and Okhla plant was also affected. ”
The Deputy Chairman of Delhi Jal Board said that for the past one year, there has been a lot of fluctuation in the level of ammonia in the Yamuna river. Despite informing the concerned officials of Haryana Irrigation Department several times, no concrete action and improvement has been taken in the direction of restoring normalcy. The production of Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla plants in February, March, July, October, November and now December has decreased by 25 to 80 percent due to the ammonia present in the raw water supplied by Haryana. ALSO READ: Farmers Protest: Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta targets AAP government, said – Kejriwal has been making enemies of farmers by not implementing MSP in Rajdhani
According to Delhi Jal Board, due to this behavior of Haryana, the problems of Delhi are increasing considerably. This is the highest level of ammonia in the last 2 years, in Yamuna, ammonia has increased up to 7 ppm whereas in plants only ammonia can be treated up to a maximum of 0.8 ppm. Raghav Chaddha said, “Haryana Government is not taking any action despite constant request from Delhi Government and Delhi Jal Board. Ammonia coming out of the industry through drains in Yamuna is continuously dissolving. I am Central Pollution Control Board and Upper Yamuna River I appeal to the board to take immediate action after taking care of the Haryana government’s negligence. ” Also read: Cold Wave: Severe cold wave forecast in Delhi, Punjab, Uttarakhand and many parts of North India by 1 January 2021
Increased ammonia levels in Yamuna river water will affect the water supply in Delhi, Civil Lines, Hindu Rao Hospital and its adjoining areas, Kamla Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Karol Bagh, Paharganj, NDMC Area, Old and New Rajendra Nagar , Patel Nagar (East West), Baljit Nagar, Prem Nagar, Indrapuri and its adjoining areas, Kalka Ji, Govindpuri, Tughlakabad, Sangam Vihar, Ambedkar Nagar, Pahladpur and surrounding areas, Ramlila Maidan, Delhi Gate, Subhash Park, Model Town, Pink Bagh, Punjabi Bagh, Jahangirpuri, Moolchand, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Burari and Cantt areas and some other areas of South Delhi are included.