Delhi to implement 'Seechewal model' to clean Yamuna river

New Delhi, May 24: Punjab's 'Seechewal model' of river cleaning, that involves eco-friendly and natural processes to treat wastewater and sewage, will be implemented by the Delhi government to infuse life into the Yamuna river, Water Minister Kapil Mishra said on Monday.

Mishra said this after visiting Seechewal Gaon in Punjab's Kapurthala to meet noted environmental activist Balbir Singh Seechewal, who has played a prominent role in reviving the Kali Bein rivulet.

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Delhi to implement 'Seechewal model'

The minister was accompanied by a team of officials from Delhi Jal Board (DJB). The DJB team studied the decentralised natural treatment system, oxidation pond, settling tanks and processes used to remove floating materials and how flow of water is maintained which ensures self-purification of the Kali Bein rivulet.

"We have presented our plan to Seechewalji to clean the Yamuna river, which incorporates almost all the ideas that he has used, including decentralised wastewater treatment, oxidation ponds and maintenance of river flow.

"We will ensure that the Yamuna river is cleaned on a war footing and will ensure that the Punjab's Seechewal model of river cleaning is implemented in Delhi," Mishra said.


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