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=> River activists have demanded prompt measures to save the Yamuna river.
Demands by activists:
=> Construct the Rubber check dam downstream of the Taj Mahal.
=> Revisit the 1994 Yamuna water distribution agreement to ensure a larger share of Yamuna water for Agra and Mathura.
=> Frame a comprehensive national rivers policy.
=> Constitute a central rivers authority for management of all big rivers in the country.
Why is Yamuna so polluted?
=> The sewage treatment plants of Delhi are major contributors of the Pollutants being discharged in the river.
=> Pollutants discharge from different types of industry is also a major issue.
=> Agriculture activities along the banks of the river in Delhi contributes to river pollution.
=> Agricultural waste and pesticide discharge from the Haryana field also contributes to the pollution.
=> The low volume of water flow in the river causes the pollutants to accumulate and raise the pollution level.
About Yamuna River:
=> The river Yamuna is a major tributary of river Ganges.
=> Originates from the Yamunotri glacier near Bandarpoonch peaks in the Mussoorie range of the lower Himalayas in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.
=> It meets the Ganges at the Sangam in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh after flowing through Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi.
=> Tributaries: Chambal, Sindh, Betwa and Ken.
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