Thick layer of toxic foam veils Yamuna in Delhi

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): A thick layer of toxic foam was seen floating in the Yamuna River at Kalindi Kunj in the national capital on June 28. Environmentalists earlier have stated that the reason for the frothing could be the release of certain gases when reacting with few specific bacteria. Experts when asked about the particular episode of the surge in toxic level, stated that the froth was a common thing in the Yamuna but has increased in the last five-six years. The government of Delhi had sketched out a nine-point action plan to minimise frothing in the Yamuna river is happening due to the discharge of untreated sewage in the river. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) held a meeting on January 4, with the officials of Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), Delhi Jal Board (DJB), Irrigation and Water Resources Department of Haryana and Irrigation and Flood Control Department of Delhi to discuss the recurring issue of increase in Ammoniacal Nitrogen in Yamuna River and short and long term remedial actions required. Also, it was agreed to constitute a Joint Surveillance Squad comprising DJB, DPCC, Irrigation and Flood Control Department, Delhi, HSPCB, and Irrigation and Water Resources Department, Haryana. Moreover, litter and plastic waste in ample amounts could be found across the entire stretch of the river.

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