On November 18, 2020, Delhi Government and the Centre for Effective Governance of Indian States (CEGIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for carrying out detailed study of measures for state revenue.
The study will provide comprehensive data analysis related to GST (Goods & Services Tax), vehicle tax, stamp duty, excise duty, and a comparative state analysis to improve the tax revenue capacity of Delhi.
i.The study will help in bringing new tax reforms and enforcement measures in Delhi.
ii.The study will provide data analytics for implementation of policies in priority areas of the government to improve the governance and public service delivery in Delhi.
iii.In view of the economic crisis due to COVID-19 and Lockdown, The Delhi Government is facing challenges in increasing its revenues.
iv.The preliminary report will be submitted by the end of January, 2021.
Delhi to reduce Yamuna’s Pollution by 90% by March 2023
The Delhi Government is planning to reduce the pollution load in the Yamuna river by 90% by March 2023. Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials presented a detailed plan to Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal and Water Minister Satyendar Jain in this regard.
Key Points of the Plan:
i.Treatment of 150 MGD (Million) polluted water coming Haryana, Uttar Pradesh through natural wetlands and aeration method.
ii.Wastewater from small and big drains will be treated into Sewage Treatment Plants (STP).
iii.Steps will be taken to improve the quality of existing STPs by upgrading equipment and using innovative processes.
iv.Sludge from septic tanks across Delhi will be reused in bio-gas plants to generate electricity and gas.
v.Steps will be taken to increase treated water reuse capacity to 400 Million Gallons per day, the treated water will be used in lakes, forests, gardening, and groundwater recharge and irrigation purposes.
Major Outfalls carrying Waste Water into Yamuna:
The Five major outfalls carrying wastewater into Yamuna are Najafgarh drain, Shahdara drain, Barapullah drain, Delhi Gate drain and Mori Gate Drain.
Recent Related News:
i.On July 27, 2020 the Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal launched a free website ‘Rozgaar Bazaar 2020’ to connect the job seekers and the recruiters on one platform.
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