The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) conducted Yamunotsav at ASITA East River Front, ITO Bridge, as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, in collaboration with a number of NGOs, to celebrate the splendour of Yamuna with a “pledge to keep it clean.”
- While under the Namami Gange Program, the focus was on the main stem of the Ganga Basin, and the positive results are now showing, Shri Kumar said.
- The target now is to clean River Yamuna and ensure that three large STPs being constructed are completed by December 2022 with the support of stakeholders, preventing all the major drains and dirty water from falling into Yamuna.
- He went on to say that by next year, the Yamuna should be significantly cleaner for Delhi residents.
- The NMCG is investing roughly Rs. 2300 crore in the construction of sewerage infrastructure for the River Yamuna.