WASTE MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
Keywords:Anthropogenic activities, Yamuna, pollutants, wastewater., Municipalities, sustainable management, reuse, recycling, waste to energy.
The River Yamuna, in Delhi has degraded and polluted because of occurrence of increasing anthropogenic activities which majorly includes interference of excess amount of domestic wastewater. Delhi itself is known to be a major polluter as it discharges 79% of total pollutants in river. It is a major challenge in front of environmentalists to restore its water quality. A pilot study in summer season during May 2017-June 2017 was performed to analyze the present quality of water of river Yamuna in which number of pollutants were anlaysed which includes dissolve oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD) etc. Samples were taken from three various stretch of river Yamuna in Delhi. This chapter deals with the brief description of the performed study.
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