SDMC to develop 3 Jal Shakti Parks

Delhi: 6 Feb, 2022 (Times of India)

 

As of now, to ensure water conservation, the corporation has, installed 20 sewage treatment plants each with a capacity of 50 kilo litres of water per day at  16 locations in all four zones.

New Delhi: South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has identified three parks to be developed as Jal Shakti Parks after developing ponds or reviving existing waterbodies, including Jahaz Wala Park in Bagdola Village Sector-8 Dwarka, a pond near Gokul Garden Sector-7, Dwarka, and Jonapur talab near Aya nagar.

“The objective behind developing these parks is to collect rainwater and to increase the level of groundwater. Apart from waterbodies, swings, gazebo huts and walking tracks will also be developed in the park. To increase the green cover, more trees and plants will also be planted,” said SDMC mayor Mukesh Suryan.

He added, “The initiative is inspired by the Centre’s Jal Shakti Abhiyan and we are making special efforts for water conservation and rainwater harvesting at these places. In fact, the motive behind development of these parks is to collect rainwater and to increase the level of groundwater.”

As of now, to ensure water conservation, the corporation has installed 20 sewage treatment plants, each with a capacity of 50 kilo litres of water per day at 16 locations in all four zones.