River Yamuna

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 River Yamuna (यमुना), with a total length of around 1,370 kilometers (851 mi), is the largest tributary of the Ganges River Ganga गगां in northern India. Yamuna is considered the most sacred among all the rivers as per Hindu mythology. Its source is at Yamunotri, in the Uttarakhand Himalaya, in the Himalayan Mountains.It flows through the states of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, before merging with the Ganges at Allahabad. The cities of Delhi, Mathura and Agra lie on its banks. Originating in the Yamunotri glacier in the Himalayas, Yamuna covers a distance of over 1,300 km, before merging with the Ganga in Allahabad.   Yamuna is one of the most polluted rivers in the world, especially around Delhi, which dumps about 57% of its waste into the river. Delhi alone contributes around 3,296 million litres per day of sewage in the river. Even the the Supreme Court Justice B.S. hauhan, sitting in a bench, headed by Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan could not refrain from observing that "it is no more a maili Yamuna but a ganda nullah." Pollution of river Yamuna

 due to high density population growth, rapid industrialization, today Yamuna is one of the most polluted rivers in the world, especially around New Delhi, the capital of India, which dumps about 58% of its waste into the river. Causes of pollution Delhi generates 1,900 million litre per day (mld) of sewage. Though numerous attempts have been made to clean it, the efforts have proven to be futile. Although the government of India has spent nearly $500 million to clean up the river, the river continues to be polluted with garbage while most sewage treatment facilities are underfunded or malfunctioning. In addition, the water in this river remains stagnant for almost 9 months in a year aggravating the situation. Delhi alone contributes around 3,296 MLD (million litres per day) of sewage in the river. The government of India over the next five years has prepared plans to rebuild and...
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