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The Problem


The states north of Delhi, especially Haryana, are diverting 97 percent of the river’s water for domestic, industrial, and agricultural needs.


Raw and partially treated sewage and industrial wastes are poured into Yamuna’s riverbed between Delhi and Agra.

Lack of Awareness:

The most significant challenge is the lack of awareness and understanding of the factors contributing to the river's condition.

The result is that because of diversion, no Yamuna water reaches the cities and towns downstream of New Delhi, which has an adverse impact on the environment, ecosystem, and local residents. The pollution farther downstream renders the water unusable.

The Solution

Release the Yamuna: 

A substantial and sufficient amount of water from the Yamuna must be allowed to enter her riverbed and not be redirected at Haryana. (Government can enact policies that encourage less wasteful agricultural production without creating hardship. The System of Rice Intensification (SRI), for example, enables farmers to cultivate rice using fewer seeds and less water.)

Divert Sewage and Waste: 

The sewage and industrial waste poured into the Yamuna at New Delhi and other towns must be treated and directed away from the river’s bed. There are several effective solutions that have been established on other rivers.


Education is a key initiative for the Yamuna Network. Cooperating with environmental engineers, scientists, activists, cinematographers, photographers, and writers, the Yamuna Network will create powerful and informative documentaries and writers, the Yamuna Network will create powerful and informative documentaries