- Yamuna Monitoring Committee submitted report to National Green Tribunal
- Department of Irrigation and Flood Control has also increased the depth and area for the project near Sangurpur village this year.
In the Yamuna submergence area, the pilot project of increasing groundwater level by stopping the flood water, the second year had good results. The report for the second year of the three-year pilot project has increased groundwater levels from 0.5 meters to two meters, from 1 meter to 1.3 meters in 2019 last year. The irrigation and flood control department has also increased the depth and area for the project near Sangurpur village in Alipur, Delhi government.
The department has also increased the number of piezometers in the vicinity of Yamuna submergence area to check the water leaks into the ground. This year’s report has been submitted by the department to other agencies and boards including Central Water Commission (CWC), Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Yamuna Monitoring Committee, for comments. Was sent The Yamuna Monitoring Committee has recently submitted to the National Green Tribunal.
Water stopped in 26 acres of submerged area
The project had 17 acres of water in the year 2019. A depth of 1.5 meters was done for this. The agencies were advised to do a pilot project for two years when the project cost was high. After which the time of payal project was extended. According to the report, in the second year of the project, in the year 2020, the area was increased to 26 acres to stop the water and the land depth was also increased to 1.75 meters.
What is project | To meet the water requirement of Delhi, the government has a project to increase groundwater level by flooding 1 thousand acres in Yamuna submergence area. For this, 77 thousand acres of land has been taken on lease for three years from the farmers of Sangurpur village. Of the total 40 acres, 10 acres belong to the Gram Sabha. Ground water level will be increased by stopping the water by making small ponds here. Which will later be removed from the tubel and supplied.
16 MGD of drinking water is being supplied by putting waste water treatment plant in Hyderpur water treatment plant. At the same time, after stopping the supplementary drain water in Dwarka Sector 25, the water of 15 MGD sewerage will be dropped into this drain only after treatment of sewerage in STP. This will also recharge the ground water.