Meri Yamuna Mere Ghat

The 22 km of stretch of Yamuna in Delhi is infamous for being polluted. Majority of citizens living in Delhi/Noida/Gurugram have never visited the banks of river Yamuna mainly because to them it stinks like a sewage and is never an enjoyable site. What they fail to realize is that they are also responsible for the current state of Yamuna. They mainly blame the government for its filth and never care enough to introspect what could have caused a flowing river to turn into a stench-filled drain. The Government has meanwhile tried to construct STPs so that the generated sewage gets treated before it enters the river. But the scale at which this region is urbanizing, creating of a STP is always slower than construction of a new apartment/locality.

Meanwhile there is a new push from the newly formed Government on cleaning of rivers and water conservation. Cleanathon was organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga on 28th of June 2019 on all 8 ghats of Delhi stretch of river Yamuna. Attending Cleanathon, Hon'ble Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said 'Government could only be a catalyst, but to realise the dream and vision of Prime Minister- "Aviral Dhara", "Nirmal Dhara" and "Swachh Kinara", the Cleanathon project should truly become a mass movement.' Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, also insisted on JanShakti4JalShakti acknowledging the power of involving people into water conservation movement.

Taking it forward, TREE Craze Foundation initiated 'Meri Yamuna Mere Ghat' program at Kalindi Kunj Ghat on 21st July 2019. The objective of the program is to anchor a mass movement, hoping for a day where all stakeholders work together selflessly for rejuvenation of rivers and restoration of Ghats. Since 21st July 2019, TREE Craze Foundation has been visiting the Kalindi Kunj Ghat every Sunday, setting a different theme every week and involving people from all walks and spheres.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • To anchor a mass movement for river rejuvenation and ghat restoration
  • To identify and mobilize all key stakeholders for each ghat
  • To enhance awareness through action and further advocate the findings