Q. With reference to pollution in Yamuna River, consider the following statements.
1. Less water in the river is one of the reasons for Yamuna River pollution in Delhi.
2. Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) aims for the improvement of water quality conservation in the river and hygiene environment.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

A committee by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) states that Delhi accounts for 76% of the pollution load on the river.  

The major causes of pollution in Delhi include Less water availability, Drains dumping sewage and industrial effluents, etc. (Statement 1 is incorrect) 

1st Yamuna Action Plan (YAP): It was signed in 1992. It aims for the “improvement of water quality conservation in the river and hygiene environment in the cities in the river basin”. 

3rd YAP (YAP-III): It is presently underway. But the present condition of Yamuna does not even fit for bathing in the Delhi stretch, except for Palla. It is the point where the river enters Delhi. (Statement 2 is correct) 

Source: Cleaning the Yamuna a story of missed deadlines