TO ANALYSE THE WATER POLLUTION ON THE HOLY RIVER YAMUNA AND HOW ARE THE PEOPLE IN DELHI TRYING TO SAVE IT.
THE 14th OF DECEMBER 2013(SATURDAY) WAS THE DAY WHEN THIS FIELDTRIP WAS ORGANISED .IT WAS A PLEASANT DAY, OUR WHOLE CLASS OF GRADE 10 EVM STUDENTS (25 STUDENTS)GOT READY AND WE HEAD OUT FOR WAZIRABAD DELHI.WE HAD DECIDED TO GO TO THREE PLACES AND COLLECT WATER SAMPLES SO THAT WE COULD CUNDUCT DIFFERENT TESTS ON SAMPLES SUCH AS:-
1. pH VALUE TEST
2. bod level
3. Coliform level
TO SEE HOW POLLUTED RIVER YAMUNA GETS ,AS IT PASSES DIFFERENT DESTINATIONS IN THE NATION CAPITAL REGION, BUT ENDED UP GOING TO ONLY TWO PLACES AS WE WERE RUNNING SHORT OF TIME.ONE OF TWO PLACE WHERE WE VISITED HAD WATER GOING DOWNSTREAM AND AT THE OTHER PLACE WATER WAS PREITY STILL.WE COLLECTED WATER SAMPLES FROM BOTH THE DESTINATION AND THEN BROUGHT THEMTO OUR SCHOOL TO DO TEST MENTIONED ABOVE THAT WOULD HELP US IN FIDING OUT THE ONGOING POLLUTION IN THE RIVER AND THE STATE OF THE RIVER YAMUNA.
River Yamuna, with a total length of around 1,370 kilometres (851 mi), is the largest tributary of the Ganges River Ganga in northern India. Yamuna is considered the most sacred among all the rivers as per Hindu mythology. Its source is at Yamunotri, in the Uttarakhand Himalaya, In the Himalayan Mountains. It flows through the states of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, before merging with the Ganges at Allahabad. The cities of Delhi, Mathura and Agra lie on its banks. Originating in the Yamunotri glacier in the Himalayas, Yamuna covers a distance of over 1,300 km, before merging with the Ganga in Allahabad.
Yamuna is one of the most polluted rivers in the world, especially around Delhi, the capital of India which dumps about 57% of its waste into the river. Delhi alone contributes around 3,296 million litres per day of sewage in the river. NO ONECOULD REFRAIN FROM SAYING THAT "IT IS NO MORE A MAILI YAMUNA BUT A GANDA NALLAH."
SOURCE OF YAMUNA
The main stream of the river Yamuna originated from the Yamunotri glacier near Bandar Punch in the Mussorie range of lower Himalayas in the district of Uttar Kashi in Uttarakhand. Some say the source of the river is the Saptarishi Kund, a glacial lake. There is a sacred shrine of Yamunotri or Yamnotri, near this source at an altitude of 3235 m. There is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Yamuna, which remains closed from November to May. At Hanumanchatti, the Hanuman Ganga merges with Yamuna River. According to a legend, this secluded hilly spot was the home of an ancient sage, Asit Muni.
HISTORY OF THE RIVER
According to the ancient Indian scriptures Yamuna was the daughter of the Sun God called Surya, sister of Yama (the God of death). River Yamuna is deeply connected with the Lord Krishna's birth. After his birth his father Vashudeva crossed the River Yamuna carrying him in the bucket. When Lord Krishna fell into the water, Yamuna once again became sanctified with the dust of his lotus feet. There are lot...