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NGT panel asks pollution body to give report on Yamuna water quality over last 5 years

The NGT-appointed Yamuna Monitoring Committee has asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to prepare a report on the river s water quality citing data from the last five years to assess if there has been any improvement in it. The National Green Tribunal has already tasked the DPCC with furnishing monthly reports on the river water quality. The DPCC monitors the river water quality on monthly basis through nine water quality monitoring stations. While the report required by the tribunal should be furnished, it will be desirable if the DPCC also prepares a comprehensive report based on monthly tests carried out at 9 stations and the trend analysis over the last five years, the panel told the pollution control body during a meeting on November 27. The DPCC has been directed to prepare a report giving month-wise quality parameters observed over the last five years so as to make an assessment whether there is improvement in water quality, it said. The report should be submitted ...

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