#34 – Wasteland to Model Lake – Rajokri Lake

The requirement for clean water is necessary for every one of us. And from individuals, governments to independent foundations–all are taking steps to rejuvenate lakes, rivers, and ponds all over the country. 

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from the Delhi Government is no different and doing its bit in cleaning up the water bodies in and around Delhi. He has a vision for Clean Yamuna and Clean water 24×7.

On these lines, the Delhi government has been recommended with the excellence award by the Jal Shakti Ministry for revamping the Rajokri lake, which was filled with sewage deposits. 

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) along with the Flood and Irrigation Department (IFD) introduced a technologically advanced scientific wetland system with activated bio-digestion for revitalizing the Rajokri Lake which lies in the Delhi-Gurugram Border.

It was one of the first projects taken up by the Arvind Kejriwal government. 

This award has given motivation to the Board and is working on rejuvenating five other lakes. Three such projects have been cleared by the administration. Five projects on big lakes are in the estimation stage.

Delhi Jal Board (DJB) advisor Ankit Srivastava says that more projects to revamp around 50 small water bodies are already in the pipeline. 

Source: https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/2020/aug/31/rajokri-lake-revived-by-delhi-government-wins-jal-shakti-ministry-award-2190558.html

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