New Delhi: A team from Delhi Jal Board sprayed chemicals into the Yamuna River to dissolve the foam a day after it was discovered floating in high layers on the water’s surface in Delhi. Chhath Puja has begun today. The poisonous contaminants in the river were a big source of worry during a celebration where devotees stand knee-deep in water.
A team from the Delhi Jal Board was seen spraying chemicals in Kalindi Kunj to dissolve the hazardous froth in the Yamuna.
— ANI (@ANI) October 28, 2022
Ahead of Chhath Puja, white toxic foam was seen floating on the Yamuna river in Delhi, according to the news agency, the foam was visible from Kalindi Kunj, Delhi. Poisonous foam in Yamuna River added to the sufferings of New Delhi residents who were already suffering from a thick pollution cover over the city.
— ANI (@ANI) October 27, 2022
After six days of Diwali, the festival of Chhath Puja is celebrated. It entails fasting men/women submerging themselves in knee-deep water to offer the Sun deity “arghya.”
Steps towards clean yamuna
The festival will be observed from October 28 to October 31 this year.
Meanwhile, environmentalists accuse the Delhi administration of “not taking appropriate effort” to clean up the Yamuna in the nation’s capital due to its state.
However, Delhi Government have taken all steps to ensure the cleanliness of Yamuna River ahead of chathh Puja. On the other hand, Local authorities blamed “heavy sewage and industrial garbage” that was dumped into the Yamuna.