Mid Upper Yamuna Riverkeeper


Minakshi Arora
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Yamuna is a river of glacial origin forming into a stream at the foot of the Yamunotri glacier, about 879 miles. It flows through many of India’s most significant attractions, including the capital, New Delhi. The Mid Upper Yamuna runs from Hathinikund Barrage to Chillag Barrage in Delhi, aprox. 153 miles. Over fifty million people rely on the Yamuna for their daily needs, using the water for religious observances, agricultural needs, and daily household usages.

Minakshi Arora, Mid Upper Yamuna Waterkeeper, works with Waterkeeper Alliance for a clean, blue Yamuna. Prior to Waterkeeper, Ms. Arora coordinated the Hindi India Water Portal, an online resource for understanding and tracking the water scenario in India; chaired the Water Community of India, which works for access to safe, sustainable and affordable water and sanitation for all; and was Executive Editor of the Peoples News Network, which focuses on social and developmental issues of common interest.


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