Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Yamuna river water analysis and case study
Author(s): Deeksha Kanojia, Manveer Kaur, Md. Bilal Yusuf Zai, Isha Srivastava
Abstract: Yamuna, the second name of Yamuna is Jamuna and is called the longest and one of the largest river of Ganga in Northen India. Yamuna originates from 6387 meters on the south- western slope of Banderpunch peaks in the top most region of lower Himalayas in Uttarakhand, it passes through a length of 1387 kilometers and has a drainage system of 366,223 squaremeters that is about 40.2% of entire Ganga basin, before met at Triveni Sangam. The water of river Yamuna is used for both abstractive and in stream uses like irrigation, domestic water supply, industrial purpose etc. It has been subjected to over exploitation both in quality and quantity. The river is polluted by both point and non- point sources, NCT- National Capital Territory, Delhi is the major contributor, followed by Agra and Mathura. Near about 85% of the total pollution is caused by Domestic source. This destruction of natural resoures like Yamuna is the issue used to be taken as major concern as it also destroy the aquatic life too.