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High Ammonia In Yamuna River To Affect Water Supply In Parts Of Delhi

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High ammonia within the Yamuna prompted officers to cut back or cease water manufacturing. (File)

New Delhi:

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Tuesday mentioned water provide will stay affected in elements of town as a result of excessive ammonia ranges within the Yamuna.

“As the level of ammonia in the Yamuna at Wazirabad pond is high and on increasing trend, water production has been curtailed at Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla water treatment plants,” a press release mentioned.

The utility mentioned water provide will stay affected on Wednesday in some areas until ammonia ranges within the river cut back to a treatable restrict.

These areas embrace Civil strains, Hindu Rao Hospital, Kamla Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Karol Bagh, Pahar Ganj, NDMC areas, Rajinder Nagar, Patel Nagar, Inderpuri, Kalkaji, Govindpuri, Tugalkabad, Sangam Vihar, Ambedkar Nagar.

Prahladpur, Delhi Gate, Subhash Park, Model Town, Gulabi Bagh, Punjabi Bagh, Jahangirpuri, Moolchand, South Extn., Greater Kailash, Burari, elements of Cantonment areas and South Delhi.

High ranges of ammonia within the Yamuna had prompted the DJB to cut back or cease water manufacturing at its crops a minimum of 5 instances final 12 months. According to officers, the DJB”s water remedy crops can deal with as much as 0.9 ppm ammonia focus within the river water.

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If the ammonia content material is greater than this, the uncooked water is diluted with contemporary water from the Upper Ganga Canal or the Munak Canal.

If sufficient contemporary water for dilution shouldn’t be out there, the manufacturing capability of crops is lowered or they’re quickly shut.

Recently, the National Green Tribunal-appointed Yamuna Monitoring Committee requested the Central Pollution Control Board to determine sources of air pollution resulting in excessive ranges of ammonia within the river in Delhi and submit a report by January 10.

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