The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation is supplementing the efforts of states for checking the rising level of pollution of river Yamuna, by providing financial assistance to states of Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in a phased manner since 1993 under the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP). The total expenditure incurred on conservation of river Yamuna under the YAP Phase – I & II is Rs. 1514.70 crore.
At present, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) assisted YAP Phase-III project is under implementation at an estimated cost of Rs 1656 crore in Delhi for rehabilitation and up-gradation of existing Sewage Treatment Plants (950 Million Litres Per Day) and Trunk sewers (43 kms) in Delhi. Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is the implementing agency.
The duration of YAP-III project is 7 years. As part of various steps to clean river Yamuna under the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (NGT)’s Maily Se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalization Plan 2017, Phase-I, the Ministry has sanctioned the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) works in command area of Najafgarh Drain (Dhansa to Keshopur) in Delhi for an estimated amount of Rs. 344.81 crore.
In addition to these, following projects have been undertaken by the State Govt. of Delhi for addressing the problem of pollution of river Yamuna:
- Construction of 318 MLD (70 Million gallons per day) STP with 10 years Operation & Maintenance (O&M) on at Coronation Pillar.
- Construction of 15 MGD (68.1 MLD) Waste Water Treatment Plant at Delhi Gate drain.
- Construction of 7 decentralised Waste Water Treatment Plant in Najafgarh Zone.
- Laying of Sewer lines in unauthorised colonies.
- Rehabilitation of 3 Peripheral Sewer lines.
Further, two projects “STP & Sewerage works” in Sonepat and Panipat towns were sanctioned at total cost of Rs. 217.87 crore for pollution abatement of river Yamuna.
The main project components include construction of new STPs of 70 MLD capacity and rehabilitation of existing STPs of 75 MLD capacity. The works have been implemented by Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Haryana.
In Uttar Pradesh, Two projects “Rehabilitation of Sewerage Infrastructure and Augmentation/ Upgradation of STP at Vrindavan (Mathura), U.P. has been sanctioned at a total cost of Rs. 33.81 crore for pollution abatement of river Yamuna and other project “Rehabilitation/Renovation of Mathura sewerage scheme” has been sanctioned at a total cost of Rs. 204.97 crore under hybrid annuity based PPP model.
These works are in bidding stage.