• The Delhi government has announced the Yamuna floodplain natural water storage project to make the national capital self-sufficient of its water resources.
  • The Union jal shakti ministry has pulled out all stops to ensure that the Centre provides quick approval for the project.

Water saving in Delhi:

In a bid to make the national capital self-sufficient of its water resources, the Delhi government has announced the ambitious Yamuna floodplain natural water storage project.

The government aims to encourage rainwater harvesting by digging small ponds. On paper, the plan appears feasible. The newly-dug ponds will store water from an overflowing Yamuna during monsoon. The governments and environmentalist hopes that the exercise would lead to an exponential increase of Delhi’s water table.

Union jal shakti ministry has pulled out all stops to ensure that the Centre provides quick approval to the Delhi government for its Yamuna project.

Now, plans are afoot to conserve water in the 22-kilometre Yamuna floodplain stretch — starting from Palla, where the river enters Delhi, to the other end in Wazirabad.

Hope such water conservation projects in Delhi will bring rewards and protect Delhi from water scarcity.