New Delhi: Every Delhiite's hope of seeing a clean Yamuna has once again been raised as the Delhi government prepares itself to work on the war front to clear the city's lifeline of filth by 2025.
Several initiatives have been taken by the Delhi government under CM Arvind Kejriwal's leadership to improve the water quality in the drains falling into the Yamuna. For this, Water Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj has prepared a 5-point action plan to clear the main drains of Delhi and provide treated water to Yamuna.
Also, chemical dosing will be done strategically to reduce the phosphate present in the wastewater.
"Looking at the positive results, we have decided to scale up the treatment of wastewater flowing in the drains through the in-situ methodology to reduce the number of pollutants in Yamuna. As soon as the drains polluting the Yamuna are cleaned, the Yamuna will automatically start getting cleaned", Bhardwaj said.
Under this plan, different processes will be included in different zones-
1. Floating booms will be installed for cleaning drains in different zones so that plastic waste can be collected and removed in one place.
2. Weirs (dams) will be built in the zone of these drains. The purpose of building a dam is that the depth of the water increases, and the fine particles present in the water sit on the surface of the ground.
3. Apart from this, aeration devices will be installed in the zone, increasing the aeration inside the water. Oxygen will dissolve in the water and make the water cleaner.
4. Floating wetlands will be installed in different zones, which will absorb the dirt dissolved in the water. These will be made out of low-cost bamboo which will last for many years.
5. At the same time, chemical dosing will be done in the drain zone.