Yamuna River Remediation Project, New Delhi, India
We are working on controlling Environmental Pollution and preserving the
natural environment is our prime objective. We started our River cleanup and restoration effort with the Yamuna River near New Delhi and Agra, India.
(Picture: A Child Drinking Yamuna Water).
We'd love to have your support in this effort. The "Yamuna river remediation
project" in New Delhi, India was started single-handed back in October 1992.
Since then we have gained support from various organizations and individuals
and have now formed a group of dedicated individuals with one goal, one
mind, and one motto of one kind - the "Blue Yamuna".
We have been working on the Yamuna remediation project with some cooperation
but no resources or financial support from the Government of Delhi. We have
prepared preliminary designs and plans for a wetland treatment system
demonstration project back in April 1993, and submitted to the Delhi Water
Board. No action has yet been taken by them. Dr. Ken Brakken, soil scientist
and forest ecologist, Arvada, CO and Dennis Haag, wildlife biologist, Lanexa,
KS, have provided technical support and assistance in this project.
We'd like to get support from others in this endeavor to start installation
of the environmental pollution control systems and to save the massive
population from facing severe consequences of a serious environmental damage
We formed "Yamuna Foundation for Blue Water (Blue
Yamuna), a non-profit organization in 2000, and have been working with sincere and
progressive individuals in India.
The principal members/board of directors of the foundation include several
senior level Civil/Environmental Engineers in US and India, Ex-president,
and Senior level members of the Lions Club, and President of the National
Iron Foundry in Agra, amongst others. To get details on the Board of Directors for Rivers of the World Foundation
The Yamuna cleanup project has since been expanded to include other rivers,
estuaries and contaminated waste sites. According to Dr. Kris Agrawal, one
of the Executive Directors of the Yamuna Foundation "...these projects are
mammoth in size and scope involving all of Southeast Asia and beyond. These
projects will require many dynamic individuals who can carry on day to day
management of money, machinery, manpower, and as well motivate people."
We would like to have our volunteer teams in all major cities commencing in New
Our basic plan for the Yamuna River near Agra area is to Install:
Two Floating Aeration Devices (~$20,000 each)
A few Deep Pond Systems (~$75,000 each) to treat 1,500,000 gallons of
raw sewage (i.e. 1.5 MGD) by each one of them.
Note: All Blue Yamuna team members
are participating in the Yamuna Cleanup activities on their
personal time and contributing their personal funds. Not a single
volunteer of the Yamuna Foundation or ROW Foundation (Fed. Tax ID 26-062-3120 )is receiving any compensation,
rather they are paying towards the cause. They are conducting the
activities in compliance with applicable regulations (US 18
U.S.C. ? 207 , 5 CFR 2635, and others; India - IPC for Ethics)
in their respective countries. They are dedicated To Turn the
Yamuna Water Blue for the poor and needy who have no access to
municipal or bottled water.