May 16, 2023
A ‘summer action plan’ to combat Delhi’s pollution has been prepared by the department of environment, taking into consideration the suggestions of 30 government departments. Tree plantation, urban farming, solid waste management and other steps to deal with pollution are included in the 16-point summer action plan. The government of Delhi also came up with an action plan to clean the Yamuna River by 2025. The five-point action plan involves cleaning Delhi’s major drains so that only treated water flows into the Yamuna. To treat wastewater, chemical dosing will be carried out at specific places. Other treatment methods include setting up floating booms to collect waste and the installation of aeration devices in the water.