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DJB to move court over discharge of high ammonia levels from Haryana

DJB to move court over discharge of high ammonia levels from Haryana

NEW DELHI: Ammonia levels in raw water coming from Haryana through Yamuna river have reached 2.2 ppm, Delhi Jal Board is planning to approach Delhi High Court. This has been a perpetual problem and the residents of Delhi suffer due to the problem again and again, said Delhi Jal Board Vice-Chairman.

"Raw water quality in Delhi has been affected time and again due to the discharge of industrial waste & high level of pollutants in river Yamuna in Haryana," said DJB chairman.

The present ammonia level in the Yamuna River is 02.2 ppm due to which 30% water production has been curtailed at different water plants of Delhi, namely, Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla. "DJB official said that they don't have other option except to move to the Delhi High Court to get a solution to the perpetual problem.

The DJB official said that in its plea to the high court is going to state about the problem of Ammonia level in the polluted water in the Wazirabad pond. "This pollution is directly affecting the drinking water supply inside the territory of Delhi. The Central Government which also houses many of its offices in the NDMC area as also its residential complexes, is also requested to direct the State of Haryana for stopping the pollution forthwith in the water, which is to be used by Delhi for drinking water supply," said a senior officer of Delhi Jal Board .

It is most respectfully submitted that the Irrigation Department of Haryana is directly in control of the sources from which the water comes into the river Yamuna in Delhi. It is further pointed out that illegal bunds have been recently created in the channel DD-8 and the same cannot be created without the consent or direction of Irrigation department of Haryana.

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