Presentation on theme: "Yamuna River: A Dying Legacy “How can we save it?”"— Presentation transcript:
1 Yamuna River: A Dying Legacy “How can we save it?” PresentationYamuna River: A Dying Legacy “How can we save it?”
2 We recorded our observations about river Yamuna based on - AppearanceColorSmellFlowWater Properties
3 What did we observe? We found its appearance… Dumped with debris DirtyDumped with debrisSlums along the bankTeeming with mosquitoesLack of vegetationUsed as a toilet by slum dwellers andpassers –byNo sign of fish
4 COLOURThe color of the river has considerably changed over the years. Though water is colorless and reflects the colour of the sky, yamuna has a special colour – either it is black or dark grey which is a clear indication of how much it has been depleted and polluted
6 FLOW OF THE RIVERIndustrial Yamuna which was a fast flowing river, flows at a snails pace at present. The debris in the water has pollutants and construction debris and waste has made it almost stagnant.
7 SCIENTIFIC RESULTS – RIVER YAMUNA CRITERIAOBSERVATIONSREMARKSpH level9Not conducive to aquaticlivesTemperaturewarmDissolvedoxygennilAbsence ofaquatic fishMicrobialorganismsE.Coli & allpathogensHealthhazards
8 Properties of Near by River Ganga ColourlessNo OdourPleasant smellPresence of debris in small quantityGood flowBoating and fishing possibleAbundant fish available
9 SCIENTIFIC RESULTS – River Ganga CRITERIAOBSERVATIONSREMARKSpH level6.89 /gmFavorable to aquatic livesTemperaturecoolDissolvedoxygen7 mg/LPresence ofaquatic fish and other varietiesMicrobialorganismsnilNo healthhazards, safe for drinking
11 COMPARATIVE STUDY River Ganga River Yamuna COLOURLESS GREY & BLACK SMELLODOURLESSFOULFLOWRUNNINGSTILL
12 We analyzed the causes for the pollution of river Yamuna 1. Over population2. Dumping of industrial wastes3. Seepage of domestic sewage4. Increased temperature5. Oxygen depletion6. Construction debris7. Lack of general awareness8. Negligence by the governmentTNPCB.gov.in.com
13 We pondered over the effects of this pollution….. Health hazards-communicable diseases.2. Disturbs the water cycle. .3. Pollutes the air.4. Hinders aquatic life.5. Prevents recreation.
14 What can we do to improve this situation? 1. Generate greater awareness of this issue among the citizens of the city2. Promote co-operation of the citizens with the authorities3. As a first step, we thought of putting across our own views to the delhi city Administrative Tribunal…
15 Our Suggestions…1) Educate the people living near the river to develop an ecological conscience2) Adequate sewage arrangements.3) Proper sanitation.4) Government should implement allits plans in this area efficiently