DJB Chairman commissions bio-gas power generation plant at Yamuna Vihar; production to scale from 1.5 MWH to 5MWH per day

·      Delhi Jal Board commissions bio-gas based Power Generation Plant at Yamuna Vihar
·      New Plant is producing 1500 kilo watt hour (KWH) of energy everyday which will steadily increase to 5000 KWH per day
·      Yamuna Vihar is the 4th power generation Plant of DJB
·      Apart from the bio-gas, the DJB is also producing clean energy from other sources like Solar and Hydroelectric

Delhi Jal Board has commissioned its 4th bio-gas based Power Generation Plant. The Plant is located in the campus of Yamuna Vihar STP. The Plant produces electricity from the bio-gas produced in the Sewage Treatment Plant. The present power generation of the Plant is 1500 KWH per day which will increase to 5000 KWH per day by end of this year. Thus the Plant will produce 18 lakh units of electricity every year and will save Rs.1.5 Cr annually to DJB on account of power cost. The Plant will also help in reducing air pollution by capturing and burning Methane produced at Sewage Treatment Plant for power production.

Yamuna Vihar is the 4th bio-gas based power generation Plant of DJB. Other such Plants are located in Okhla, Kondli and Rithala. Apart from producing clean energy, these Plants also reduce dependence of DJB on power supply from DISCOMS. Besides this, DJB is also making use of other new and renewable sources. It has a Solar power generation Plant at Jhandewalan and DJB also has also commissioned the first ever Hydroelectric Plant in Delhi which is located at Chilla STP. DJB produces 54,000 KWH of clean energy every day thus saving crores of rupees on energy cost and is also making valuable contribution towards protection of environment.

Sh. Kapil Mishra, Hon’ble Minister for Water and Chairperson, DJB said, “At DJB it has been a conscious choice to be self reliant in the production of a non-polluting and renewable source of energy. Moreover, Bio-gas plants are easy to set up and require little capital investment on a small scale basis. Production of bio-gas will lead to improvement in the environment.”

DJB has also invited bids for installing 20 MGD capacity Solar Power Generation units, at its Water Treatment Plant across Delhi. A feasibility study on setting up more hydroelectric Plants has also been commissioned.  The DJB is committed to achieve energy neutrality of its plants and promote clean sources of energy.

Silent changes that you may not hear about: AAP’s dramatic infrastructural improvements in sewage treatment

  • Sewage Treatment by Delhi Jal Board crosses the new landmark of 450 MGD per day
  • Utilization of installed capacity of Treatment Plants optimized
  • Many drains which were falling into the river Yamuna intercepted and treated at STPs, thus reducing pollutio
  • Many new colonies brought into sewerage network
  • Sewage treatment will be further increased to 500 MGD by 31st December, 2015

    The Delhi Jal Board has achieved a new landmark by increasing the sewage treatment of 450 Million Gallon per day (MGD) or 2250 Million Litres per day (MLD) in Delhi. The inflow of sewage is increasing daily and it is targeted to enhance the sewerage treatment to 500 MGD by end of this year.

    The substantial increase in quantity of sewage treated at the STPs of DJB has been possible due to increased inflow of sewage by intercepting drains and covering more colonies under the sewerage network. The drains which have been intercepted and their discharge brought into the nearest STP includes Vishwas Nagar Drain, Sooraj Mal Drain, Dilshad Garden Nallah, Pankha Road Drain, Delhi Gate Nallah, Balbir Nagar Drain & Yamuna Vihar Main Road Drain. These drains were directly or indirectly falling into river Yamuna and were thus increasing the pollution load of the river. Interception and diversion of these drains to the STPs has contributed to reduction in the pollution load in river.

    Apart from interception of drains, the increased sewage flow in the STPs has also been due to operationalisation of sewerage network in more colonies. The new colonies which have been brought under the sewerage network are Sanjay Nagar (Gulabi Bagh), West Jyoti Nagar, Rani Garden, Shanti Mohalla in East Delhi, Hira Park (Najafgarh), New Janki Puri, Keshoram Park, Sitapuri-II, Chanakya Place-II, Bhagwati Garden, Bhagwati Garden Extn and Jai Bharat Enclave.

    Sh. Kapil Mishra, Hon’ble Minister for Water and Chairperson, DJB said, “At DJB, our focus is on water recycling to optimise the use of precious water resources in Delhi. Increasing the sewage treatment capacity will result in the creation and nurturing of a water cycle that has a minimal impact on the environment. Treating sewage to quality standards will help in the rejuvenation of  Delhi’s lifeline, the Yamuna river.”

    The Delhi Jal Board has 30 STPs at 17 different locations across Delhi. It’s DJB’s endeavor to enhance the quantity of sewage treated in these plants to 600 MGD in one year which will surely a big step forward towards the goal of cleaning rive Yamuna. Operationalization of all the packages of Interceptor Sewer Project in next one year will help DJB in achieving the optimal utilization of existing STPs and making valuable contribution towards cleaning of Yamuna river.

#ThrowbackThursday Press Release: Delhi Government delivers on promises from PWD Foundation Day!

    Dated : 25/7/2015

    Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal today exhorted the Engineers & technologists to use the best technology & practices for making Delhi ‘the best city of the world.’  Shri Kejriwal said that Delhi Government will give the best exposures to the Engineers & technologists to know best knowledge & practices prevalent in the other countries for shaping the city as a world class city.  The Chief Minister was speaking, while inaugurating a seminar and exhibition on new technology initiatives on the occasion of celebration of 54th  Foundation Day of  PWD, Delhi in a function organized by Public Works Department at Delhi Secretariat today.  Dy. Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia, Minister of PWD Shri Satyendar Jain, Parliament Secretary to Minister, PWD Sh. Vijender Garg,  Chief Secretary of Delhi Sh. K.K. Sharma, Secretary PWD Shri Chetan B Sanghi, Engineer-in- Chief PWD Shri Mukand Joshi  were the distinguished guests on this occasion.

    On this occasion, Chief Minister exhorted the PWD Engineers to rise to new challenges and use new technology, innovative methods for a quantum leap in output levels of PWD to meet the targets set by new Govt. He asked PWD to make all efforts to transform Delhi into a world class city. Chief Minister expressed his pleasure about construction of Mohalla Clinic by PWD in a short time and cost effective way.
    Shri Kejriwal assured all the Officers of PWD that Delhi Government will give them hurdle free atmosphere in order to take up the developmental project in Delhi.  He said that Aam Aadmi Clinic was a wonderful project done by the PWD in the minimum expenditure incurred for the welfare of the people.  He said that while taking up the project the Officers must ensure that no inconvenience is faced by the people.
    Chief Minister asked the officers to ensure that on-going projects should be completed without any further delay in the capital. Transformation of roads section to allow smooth flow of traffic, addition of 10,000 beds  in hospitals, construction of more schools are some of the tasks to be completed in 3-4 years by new Govt. He also stressed that environment impact should be minimised by keeping design simple and cost effective. He also expressed that as roads, to being most visibly linked to lives of people, should undergo transformation into modern roads.
    Dy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia on this occasion said that PWD shall meet ambitious targets given by the new Government. He stated that PWD has in recent times achieved many challenging tasks otherwise thought to be difficult. He expressed that if given opportunity and right direction by Government, PWD can transform  aspiration of people into reality.
    Sh. Satyandar Jain, PWD Minister stated that PWD shall be restructured for more efficient performance by reducing repetitive working.
    Chief Secretary Sh. K.K. Sharma expressed that PWD by combining new technology with new creative thinking can under great service to people Delhi.

    Prior to this, 20 presentation on diverse topics related to roads, buildings, mechanised parking, mechanised sweeping, rain water harvesting, energy saving etc were made.

    19 Nos. stake holders in construction Industry participated in displaying their products in exhibition.

Delhi district task forces with civil defence volunteers reach households in West Delhi on mosquito breeding awareness campaigns!

  • District Task Force (DTF) of 200 Civil Defence Volunteers (CDVs) to reach out to each and every household in West district to spread awareness about mosquito breeding
  • All residential houses, commercial properties and nearby areas will be inspected by CDVs everyday along with specially designed checklist
  • 500 social workers and Anganwadi workers and 250 schools have been imparted training to work on awareness creation in the last two days
  • All government departments including railways, DMRC, DTC, DJB, PWD, Police have been directed to carry out inspection of their respective premises
  • Health camps will be organized in the areas where situation is alarming

    New Delhi: 18/09/2015
    In the review meeting conducted by DM West District, Shri Amit Satija, it was reported by the health Department that 387 cases of dengue have been reported in the entire district during the first fortnight of September. Officials from MCD and CDMO office were directed to take immediate steps to prevent growth of Aedes mosquitoes in most affected areas of Nangloi and Nihal Vihar.

    District Health and Family Welfare Department was directed to create awareness amongst general public through pamphlets/announcement.  All the stakeholders of District West were also directed to ensure that no fresh water stagnation is take place in their surroundings.

    To tackle problem on war footing and to check growth of mosquitoes in the entire district it has been decided by the administration to start door to door campaign in the entire district.

    Training has been imparted to approximately 1000 people including Civil Defence Volunteers, Social Workers of Mohalla sabha, and representatives sent by respective MLAs office, private and school teachers, and Anganwadi workers about on action to be taken for the prevention of menace of dengue. “To connect with citizens effectively, each and every home is scheduled to be visited and inspected by a team of Civil Defence Volunteers.  Each volunteer has been asked to inspect 200 houses every day.  They would be filling a checklist specially designed by the district administration”, said Amit Satija DM West.

    The other trained workers would contact public with pamphlets to create awareness amongst general public to explain preventive measure required to be taken to avoid breading of Aedes mosquitoes

    All government and private schools, railway stations, police stations, metro stations, malls, offices of DJB, DTC, and PWD etc in the district have been directed to check their own buildings to rule out possibility of presence of mosquitoes breeding and furnish a certificate in this regard to the district administration.

    All schools of District West were also directed to ensure that students of their school must attend school in full sleeves shirts/suits/trousers /salwar and personally check their homes. They were also directed to disseminate information about symptoms of dengue, preventive measures to avoid breading of dengue mosquito during prayer meetings.

    West District Administration is also in the process of organizing health camps in areas from where the report of dengue cases are coming more for awareness of public and to ward off fear among worried residents.

    District control Room (Ph. No. 011-27397814) has been activated to receive and disseminate reports and complaints from public regarding dengue breeding mosquitos.

Delhi Government takes immediate steps to prevent, stop and cure dengue using 55 dedicated fever clinics

  • 55 Dedicated Fever Clinics to start functioning from Monday
  • Government announces locations of these clinics

    Dated : 19-9-2015
    Delhi government on Saturday announced the locations of 55 dedicated Fever Clinics across the national capital which will start functioning from Monday morning.

    Health Minister Mr Satyendar Jain has directed these clinics function from from 7 AM in the morning to 9 PM in the night on all days, including Sundays and holidays, till further orders.

    (Please find attached the complete notification containing details of each of the 55 Fever Clinics with their complete addresses).

    Staff will be deputed in these clinics in double shifts so that check-ups of people coming to these clinics with Fever and suspected Dengue complaints are done without any delay.

    These clinics will function in the dispensaries of Delhi government.

    The minister has directed that before closing the clinic everyday, doctors and paramedic staff will ensure that those in need of hospitalization will be shifted to nearest hospitals and others will be sent back home after complete check-ups and relevant medical advice.

    Mr Jain said based on the feedback about practical functioning of these 55 clinics, the government plans to increase the number of Fever Clinics in Delhi, to deal with the current situation in the national capital.

The Facts Behind AajTak’s False, Misleading and Defamatory Stories on Onion Procurement in Delhi

Rejoinder on false, misleading and defamatory stories on procurement & pricing of onions :

It has been brought to the notice of Delhi Government that false, misleading and defamatory news items have appeared in sections of the print media, which are also being aired by some TV news channels about pricing of procurement of onions.

Delhi Government strongly denies these malicious reports and condemns desperate attempts by a section of the media to create confusion in the minds of the people.

The Government appeals to the public not to pay heed to such rumours of false, motivated, concocted mischievous information which may have the effect of disturbing  honest and bonafide functioning of the Government.


Delhi Government procured onions through Small Farmers, Agri Business Consortium (SFAC) which is an agency of the Government of India, functioning under the Union Agriculture Ministry.

Needless to say, Government of Delhi has in its possession the correspondence made by SFAC with this Government regarding modalities, mechanisms and distribution of onions for making it available to the public of Delhi at affordable prices in the midst of spiraling market prices of onions. (SFAC letter has already been shared with the media earlier in the day)

SFAC has clearly indicated the average cost of onions will Rs 32.86 per kg that was needed to be borne by the Delhi Government from the time of its procurement in the mandis of Nasik till their receipt in the godowns in Delhi.

Thereafter, the costs of transportation till the sale outlets, loading and unloading charges, margin money to be provided to the retail outlet owners etc was to be added. This entire process cost Delhi Government around Rs 40/- per kg.

Delhi Government decided to provide onions to the people strictly on a No-profit basis.

Thereafter, when it was observed that prices continued to soar in the open market, in order to provide much needed relief to economically weaker sections of the society, Delhi Government decided to provide a subsidy of Rs 10 per kg and brought down the onion price to Rs 30 per kg.

At this juncture, Delhi Government had also written to the Maharashtra government to prevent onion hoarding at nasik (Please find attached a copy of the letter)

Delhi government was the first government in the country to declare the price of onions at Rs 30 per kg, and it led to a downward spiral in the prices of onions in the open market.

Delhi Government has been very successful in providing onions to the people through 280 fair price shops and through mobile vans at a subsidized rate.

It is worth mentioning here that SAFAL outlets which procured onion through NAFED, have not been able to sell onions even at the rate of Rs 30/- per kg.

Accordingly, Delhi Government informs the public in general not to pay any credence to such mischievous and motivated reporting, and the Government on its own will take necessary action against such false reports which appear to have been deliberately carried out to confuse the public and defame the government.

Delhi Government takes another step to participatory governance via School Management Committees in Delhi schools

Deputy CM & Education Minister Mr Manish Sisodia initiates SMC Dialogue for schools

·         He begins meetings with 16,000 elected School Management Committee (SMC) members of 1100 govt & aided schools

·         Mr Sisodia says SMC election with participation of over one lakh parents is historic

Dated : 19/9/2015

Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Mr Manish Sisodia on Saturday initiated the process of meetings with the newly elected School Management Committee (SMC) members.

The process titled – SMC Dialogue – began with Mr Sisodia meeting more than 150 newly elected  members.

For the first time in the history of Delhi, elections have been held in 1100 government and government aided schools to elect the SMCs, in which 75% of the 16,000 elected members are parents.

The SMC concept is aimed at increasing the participation of parents in the functioning of schools.

Mr Sisodia said SMC will be a monitoring body, which will function as eyes and ears of the Department of Education in schools.

The SMC will meet once in two months, in which progress report of the school and implementation of the School Development Plan will be reviewed.

The SMC will conduct a social audit of the accounts of the schools, particularly about the utilization of government grants.

In first of its kind participatory process, more than one lakh parents participated in the voting process to elect the SMCs.

The elections were a formal exercise in which nomination papers were filled up and scrutinized, which was followed by voting on a widely publicized fixed date of August 14 in all the schools.

It was mandatory for each candidate to get his/her nomination paper proposed by atleast 10 parent proposers.

The Department of Education had appointed observers in every school to supervise the election process.

Mr Sisodia said the process was historic since for the first time participation of parents has been witnessed at a mass scale. He said increased participation of parents is essential to improve the schools in Delhi.

He said the AAP government does not believe in leaving the school education system in the hands of a few officials, which has led to such a sorry state of affair so far.

The minister said the future of lakhs of students studying in schools of Delhi cannot be left in the hands of officials and teachers alone, parents need to be made stakeholders in this important field.

In every school, the SMC now has 16 members, which includes the principal, one teacher, one social workers, one elected representative and 12 elected members.


‘स्वराज सिद्धांत’ से होगा स्कूलों का कायाकल्प

–      उप-मुख्यमंत्री और शिक्षा मंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया ने की स्कूल मैनेजमेंट कमेटीज के सदस्यों से मुलाकात

–      शिक्षा मंत्री ने कहा, पैरेंट्स के जरिये स्कूलों में समाज की भागीदारी बढ़ेगी

दिल्ली में स्कूलों के कायाकल्प के लिए सरकार अब स्कूल मैनेजमेंट कमेटीज का सहारा लेने जा रही है। ये पूरी कवायद आम आदमी पार्टी के ‘स्वराज सिद्धांत’ पर आधारित है। इसके तहत सरकार शिक्षा व्यवस्था और स्कूलों के संचालन में पैरेंट्स की भागीदारी बढ़ाने जा रही है।

उप-मुख्यमंत्री और शिक्षा मंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया ने आज दिल्ली सचिवालय में विभिन्न स्कूलों के स्कूल मैनेजमेंट कमेटीज के 150 से ज्यादा सदस्यों के साथ मुलाकात की। इनमें ज्यादातर अभिभावक थे।

इस मौके पर शिक्षा मंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया ने कहा कि देश के इतिहास में पहली बार इतने बड़े स्तर पर स्कूल मैनेजमेंट कमेटीज के सदस्यों का चुनाव हुआ है। तकरीबन 1100 स्कूलों से कुल मिलाकर 16 हजार से ज्यादा लोग स्कूल मैनेजमेंट कमेटीज के लिए चुने गए हैं। लाखों पैरेंट्स ने इन लोगों के चुनाव के लिए वोटिंग की है। इन लोगों ने बाकायदा चुनाव के लिए नामांकन फार्म भरे। इस चुनाव में हिस्सा लेने वाले हर व्यक्ति को अपने नामांकन फार्म के साथ 10 अभिभावकों के हस्ताक्षर कराना भी अनिवार्य किया गया था। शिक्षा विभाग ने इन चुनावों के लिए हर स्कूलों में बाकायदा ऑब्जर्वर तैनात किये थे। कुल मिलाकर पूरी चुनावी प्रक्रिया से निकलकर ये लोग यहां पहुंचे हैं। ये ऐतिहासिक इस मामले में भी है कि पहली बार पैरेंट्स की इतनी भागीदारी बढ़ाई गई है।

मनीष सिसोदिया ने कहा कि ये सदस्य स्कूल की व्यवस्था को सुधारने के लिए हमारे हर कार्यक्रम की बुनियाद हैं। मजबूत बुनियाद के लिए ही हमने चुनाव की एक व्यापक और पारदर्शी प्रक्रिया अपनाई। शिक्षा मंत्री ने ये भी कहा कि अभिभावकों की भागीदारी बढ़ाए बिना स्कूलों की दशा नहीं सुधारी जा सकती।

शिक्षा मंत्री ने कहा कि सरकारी व्यवस्था में स्कूलों के संचालन और निगरानी की जिम्मेदारी ऊपर बैठे कुछ अफसरों को दे दी जाती है, इसलिए पूरी व्यवस्था चरमरा गई है। आम आदमी पार्टी की सरकार इस व्यवस्था में पैरेंट्स की भागीदारी बढ़ाना चाहती है। आखिर उन लोगों की भागीदारी क्यों नहीं बढ़नी चाहिए जिनके बच्चों इन स्कूलों में पढ़ते हैं। आखिर लाखों बच्चों के भविष्य की सारी की सारी जिम्मेदारी चंद अफसरों या कुछ शिक्षकों पर ही क्यों? इसीलिए सरकार ने स्कूल मैनेजमेंट कमेटीज को मजबूत करके पैरेंट्स को ताकत देने की दिशा में ये पहल की है।

शिक्षा मंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया ने कहा कि जब सरकार और समाज दोनों मिलकर काम करेंगे तभी हमारी शिक्षा व्यवस्था में व्यापक बदलाव आ सकता है। एक उदाहरण देते हुए उन्होंने कहा कि कुछ स्कूलों के बाहर लड़कियों से छेड़छाड़ के मामले सामने आते हैं। सरकारी तंत्र लाख कोशिश कर ले लेकिन इसे पूरी तरह से काबू नहीं कर सकता लेकिन अगर समाज यानी पैरेंट्स इस बात को गंभीरता से लेते हुए पहल करें तो ये समस्या बहुत आसानी से हल हो सकती है। इसलिए जरूरी है कि शिक्षा व्यवस्था में पैरेंट्स के जरिये समाज की भागीदारी बढ़ाई जाए। हर स्कूल में स्कूल मैनेजमेंट कमेटी के 16 सदस्य हैं। इनमें प्रधानाचार्य, एक शिक्षक, एक समाजसेवी, स्थानीय विधायक और 12 चुने हुए पैरेंट्स शामिल हैं।