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Dravyavati River Project - River Rejuvenation

Dravyavati River Project

Dravyavati River Project - River Rejuevnation
Rajasthan
, the largest state of India come with many places having water shortage and lowering groundwater levels as a desert region. Jaipur is also one of them who has seen these issues and took steps for it too. The Dravyavati River which originates from the Amber hills flows North to South the Jaipur City was a lifeline for the people living nearby.

History:

Dravyavati River Project - River Rejuvenation
As time pass by the city of Jaipur grew up and started to expand. Many parts of the river were also encroached and reclaimed illegally. The industrial waste and sewage were also started to be dumped into the river. These problems grew so much that the river got polluted and the water which percolated down to the groundwater made the groundwater polluted too.

Steps:

Dravyavati River Project - River Rejuvenation
These problems were analyzed by the government and local authorities. The issues were also taken to the Jaipur High Court. The government made the plan to revamp - rejuvenation the river. The project tender was floated and the INDIAN COMPANY and RENOWNED in world "TATA PROJECTS" got the project. The TATA PROJECTS made the plan and started the work with a cost of 1676 crores where 1470 crores are for the construction cost and 206 crores for the next 10 years of maintenance.

Engineering:

Dravyavati River Project - River Rejuvenation
The project started with many removing reclaimed land and making the path for the stream which is about 47.5 km. After this, the land for gardens and water treatment plants were decided at various places. The work gave employment to about 50 lakh individuals. The project made 5 lakh square meters of landscape with cycle track and walkway for the people and five treatment plants of 170 MLD combined and around 17000 trees and shrubs giving clean air and a beautiful environment. At every 100 meters, the stream has concrete porous weir for maintaining the level in the stream, also, there are porous beds for allowing percolation of water to increase the groundwater level.
This project will remove encroachment and illegal reclaimed land, also will take the flood and stormwater discharge during the monsoon 

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