Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has said that an inter-ministerial committee constituted under the chairmanship of the Additional Secretary of her Ministry to suggest measures to tackle pollution in Yamuna and to ensure e-flow of the river will submit its interim report within a week. This was stated by the Minister while chairing the 6th meeting of Upper Yamuna Review Committee held here yesterday. Referring to the sentiments of people agitating for pollution free Yamuna the Minister said this committee will also go through the reports of Ravi Chopra committee, Chaturvedi committee and IIT consortium.
Referring to the order of NGT to ensure e-flow of river Yamuna the Minister requested the states of UP, HP, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Delhi to send their suggestions to the Union Environment Ministry within a week so the Ministry could submit it before the Principal Committee of NGT. Sushri Bharti said that urgent steps will have to be taken to stop the flow of pollutants from Hindon river and Shahdara drain into river Yamuna.
Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Manohar lal Khattar, Delhi CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal, irrigation Ministers of UP and Rajasthan and senior officials of HP and Uttarakhand attended the meeting.