The Government of India has launched the Namami Gange Programme in June 2014 to accomplish its twin objective of abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of river Ganga and its tributaries. Yamuna is also included in Namami Gange Programme.

The cleaning of Rivers is an ongoing process and this Department is supplementing the efforts of the States for checking the rising level of pollution of river Yamuna, a tributary of River Ganga, by providing financial assistance to States of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Further, under Namami Gange Programme, Government of India has sanctioned 23 projects costing Rs.4290 crore for creating / rehabilitation of 1840 MLD STP capacity in Yamuna basin. These 23 projects are spread in Himachal Pradesh (1 project), Haryana (2 projects), Delhi (12 projects) and Uttar Pradesh (8 projects).

Upto October 2021, a total expenditure of Rs.1672.49 crore has been made in the 23 projects for river Yamuna.

  The projects undertaken under Namami Gange Programme and details of share of Central & State Governments in these projects is given below:



No of Projects

cost sharing basis between the Central and the State Government



Himachal Pradesh


100% centrally sponsored

Paonta Sahib





Panipat & Sonipat





Okhla, Rithala & Kondli (YAP-III)






Coronation Pillar


Uttar Pradesh


100% centrally sponsored

Kairana, Baghpat, Vrindavan, Mathura, Agra, Etawah, Firozabad

  The Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of WP NO. 375 of 2012 – Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti and another versus Union of India and others vide its order dated 22.02.2017 has inter-alia ordered that the setting up of “common effluent treatment plants”, should be taken up as an urgent mission. In this regard, setting up of common effluent treatment plants is already under implementation.

With reference to common effluent treatment plants, which are yet to be set up, it was directed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court that the concerned State/UT Governments to complete the same within a period of three years, from date of the order. It was also observed that  while acquiring land for the common effluent treatment plants, the concerned State/UT Governments will acquire such additional land, as may be required for setting up “zero liquid discharge plants”, if and when required in the future.

In pursuance orders passed by the National Green Tribunal, the Government of NCT Delhi in coordination with other authorities viz. Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the State Governments of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh is pursuing the action to set up the requisite STPs and implement the action plan for prevention and control of pollution in river Yamuna. The concerned State Governments viz. State Government of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi are also submitting, periodical action taken report to prevent, control and abatement of pollution in rivers to the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

This Information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written  reply in Rajya Sabha today.



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