03/29/2017 India Habitat Center
For the first time in the National Capital, a comprehensive strategy for rejuvenating all drains and water-bodies of the city is being prepared. One of the most ambitious projects to be carried out in the water sector in the country, it proposes a paradigm shift in approach by using sustainable bio-remediation technologies to clean water and robust long-term management strategies to create city-level assets for all.
The project is being undertaken by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) with the Department of Irrigation and Flood Control (I &FC) as an important delivery partner. A number of projects are underway and over the next five years, the city will witness a transformation of its natural water resources. In addition, DJB has entered into a five-year research collaboration with the University of Virginia (UVA) on the River Yamuna Project to place riverfront restoration and development at the forefront of national consciousness.
DJB in partnership with UVA is presenting their research and visions for the Najafgarh Drain, the largest tributary of the Yamuna, in an extensive exhibition titled the River Yamuna Project organised at the India Habitat Centre to encourage dialogue amongst and elicit feedback from the multiple stakeholders of the city’s natural water system.
I support DJB’s effort towards rejuvenating the National Capital Territory’s water bodies and drains and hope that all stakeholders – private and public - will extend their full support to this process through active participation.
Shri. Anil Baijal
Lieutenant Governor, Delhi
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