Ministry of Jal Shakti

Shallowing of Yamuna River

Posted On: 04 FEB 2021 7:46PM by PIB Delhi

Lower Yamuna Division, Central Water Commission (CWC) monitors the hydrological observations including cross-section of river Yamuna in Agra (Poiyaghat Station). As per available data, no significant change in the Yamuna river bed has been observed in last 5 years.   

U.P. Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) monitors the water quality of river Yamuna in Agra city at 5 places including upstream (U/S) of Agra city (Kailash Ghat) and downstream (D/S) of Agra city (Near Taj). As per latest water quality report of December 2020, Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) of river Yamuna at U/S is 12mg/lit and at D/S is 16.8 mg/lit.

Further, Water Quality of Yamuna River is being regularly monitored at Poiyaghat Station. Agra under Lower Yamuna Division, Central Water Commission. The Dissolved Oxygen(DO) and Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) data have been plotted for last 5 years and no conclusive pattern of changes has been observed at Poiyaghat Station, Agra.

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has sanctioned a project “Agra Sewerage Scheme (I&D works) and construction of 10 Decentralized STPs” for creation of additional 178.60 MLD STP capacity at the estimated cost of Rs. 842.25 crore to cater to the sewage treatment demand till the year 2035.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti & Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Rattan Lal Kataria in Lok Sabha today.



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