New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Delhi Jal Board Vice Chairman Raghav Chadha on Monday inspected the Yamuna from Wazirabad to Kalindi Kunj barrage here after reports claimed that there is an improvement in the water quality amid the lockdown thats in place to fight the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.
During the lockdown, all non-essential industries are shut and locals have claimed that the water quality in the river has been improving.
Chadda, in a statement, said the stoppage of industrial pollutants and industrial waste has had a positive effect on the water quality in the Yamuna river.
Along with his team and officials from the DJB, he inspected the river between Wazirabad and Kalindi Kunj barrage.
He also said that officials will test the water to ascertain the percentage of improvement in the quality.
The Delhi government has acknowledged that Yamuna is being polluted by major drains like Najafgarh drain, Shahdara drain etc. The government is making efforts to clean and beautify these drains.
Cleaning of Yamuna is also part of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s guarantees card. From day one of rejoining the Chief Minister’s office, Kejriwal has asked the departments to work on fulfilling the guaranties.