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Haryana concerned over Pollution in Yamuna; Alleges Delhi government of being ignorant


Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has expressed concern over the release of highly polluted water into the Yamuna river and the Gurugram canal by Delhi. Haryana Government told the Delhi High Court, that Delhi Contributes 79% of pollution load in the Yamuna River.

Mentioning a November 2006 Report of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Haryana told a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameshwar Rao that Delhi contributes 79% of  pollution load in the river.

Delhi Government told to the Court in the last hearing that, Delhi was not getting clean water  because Haryana is not allowing clean water to flow into the Yamuna River.

The Haryana Government on Tuesday, instructed the court that directions has been issued to remove the ‘bundhs’.

“It is the population of Haryana only, which suffers the most and not Delhi as the water works in Haryana would be partly filled/unfilled for some duration,” stated the Haryana Government in a reply.

Haryana also told the court that it keeps releasing nearly 1050 cusecs water from Munak canal for Delhi.

A plea was filed by advocate S.B Tripathi, who gave a direction to the DJB to provide 100% sewage facility in the entire city and the central Government to provide financial assistance to DJB for the work.

Tripathi has stated as 330 cusecs of water was supplied by Haryana through a ‘kutcha’ canal, 50 percent of water was being lost due to seepage and Delhi got only 170-180 cusec water everyday.

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