Yamuna River is the largest tributary of the Ganges originating from the Yamunotri glacier. Moreover, it is a holy river in Hinduism. However, its quality has degraded after the growing population and industrialisation. Recently, the population level has reached a new level and is a matter of concern for everyone! Take a look at the pile of garbage at the banks — some of which is returned by the Yamuna River!
Yamuna River Returns The Unwanted Gift From Humans!
DESMI Rise System at Barapullah drain , New Delhi stopping and retrieving almost 500 kgs of river Yamuna bound floating trash every single day since Sep 19. Let us know if you see a drain with same issue in your city at firstname.lastname@example.org. pic.twitter.com/mCha8mm9iL
— Tarun (@tarun1294) May 8, 2023
Yamuna River passes through states like Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi-NCR. A variety of uses for river water include irrigation, drinking, industrial use, bathing, laundry, and more. It is also regarded as one of India’s holiest rivers, into which devotees submerge deity statues and scatter the cremated remains of their loved ones.
Some of the sources of pollution in the River Yamuna are domestic wastewater, industrial effluents, idol immersion, pesticide residue, and untreated sewage. In comparison to other areas where the river flows, the NCR portion has the most pollution.
Take A Look At The Pile Of Garbage!
Ravaged by pollution and filth river #Yamuna considered sacred and revered by Indians for ages turns into a sea of toxic foam. Heart bleeds to see devotees offering prayers during #chhathpuja2019 in unhealthy polluted waters. pic.twitter.com/TXzR2Ls6aA
— Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) November 4, 2019
Twitter users have shared a few pics of the trash collected at banks of rivers. In addition to garbage, the river has formed foam on the surface. It is primarily because of the chemical discharge from industries.
This pic shared by Supriya Sahu IAS of Twitter shows it. Though it looks like ice floating on the river’s surface, the foam is filled with pollutants.
— Udit Kulshrestha (@uditkulshrestha) August 7, 2022
This image of the Poiya Ghat shows the aftermath of rain filling the river to the brim!
@cmohry @PMOIndia @SwachhBharatGov @DC_YNR this is next to yamuna river in Yamunanagar, Haryana. Multiple reports/requests have been filed but no action has been taken and all the requests have been marked resolved/closed. This is a giant pile of trash in ‘cleanest city of India’ pic.twitter.com/HXojqL1G3V
— Abhishek Goel (@Goelabhishek007) August 27, 2022
There is an image of Yamunanagar in Haryana that stands witness to the pollution. It shows a giant pile of garbage right next to the river.
— Azhar 🅰️ اظہر (@azharactor) November 9, 2020
And how can we forget the overflowing garbage right behind the Taj Mahal? Though the monument is known for its beauty and is a sign of love, the trash collected in its backyard is not so appealing.
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Also, share your thoughts on the condition of River Yamuna.
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