Delhi government is beautifying the lakes of Burari: The Delhi government is working on a plan to make Delhi the ‘City of Lakes’. Under this project, in the first phase, 250 reservoirs and 23 lakes are being revived by the government. In this episode, on Tuesday, Delhi’s Water Minister Satyendar Jain inspected the two lakes being revived in Burari on behalf of the Delhi government. Water Minister Satyendar Jain gave suggestions to the officials on various aspects, which is part of the lake rejuvenation project being undertaken by the Delhi government.
Along with this, the Minister of Water Board ordered the officials to develop both the lakes of Burari as safe places for the people around. So that tourists here can enjoy the natural beauty with relief from the heat. Water Minister Satyendar Jain said that the Delhi government is in the process of making the capital city of lakes. Many lakes and reservoirs are being developed as recreational and safe havens. The revival of lakes and reservoirs will also improve the biodiversity of the capital as well as improve the groundwater level in the surrounding area. At a fixed groundwater level, that water will also be used to bridge the gap between demand and supply of water.
Expert’s help is being taken to develop lakes
The help of experts is being taken to develop all the lakes and reservoirs of Delhi, so that along with their beautification, it can also help in recharging the ground water. Satyendra Jain said that the lake located at Satya Vihar of Burari is one of the 23 lakes to be revived in the capital. The area of this lake is 13371 square meters. Where earlier the nearby people started using this lake as a solid waste dumping site and the waste water of the surrounding drainage was falling into the lake. At the same time, now the government is trying to revive the lake through its constructed wetland. This lake will make you feel like a paradise in the city of concrete. With clean climate, the people around will get a lot of relief.
This is how the constructed wetland will work
Constructed wetlands have been created in the lake located at Satya Vihar. Through these, the raw sewage enters the settling tank through a screen chamber. Then it passes through the plants on the layers of concrete and passes through the filter. After this the treated water is collected in the tanker and this water is finally dumped into the lake. Another lake being developed in Extension Colony, Laxmi Vihar. The lake being developed near the Extension Colony located in Laxmi Vihar in Burari is spread over an area of about 6500 square meters.
Sewage water treatment using floating rafters technology
Before this, the sewage of the surrounding locality used to pass through. Now to revive the lake, sewage water is being treated by the Delhi government through floating rafters technology. Floating rafters have been installed in the lake. There are plants on these floating rafters, which help to clean the pollutants from the water in a natural way. That is, their roots act like filters. These plants not only have the ability to absorb pollution but also reduce water and air pollution. Like big plants, they absorb the pollutants dissolved in the air. Apart from this, good microbes also dissolve in the water from the floating wetland. Where earlier there was a pile of dirt in the lake, due to which there was a fear of spreading the epidemic among the people. Now the Delhi Jal Board has prepared a beautiful lake by cleaning the dirt from here, which the people of the area will be able to enjoy.
Development of lakes in Delhi will clear the surrounding air
Water Minister Satyendar Jain said that the lakes being revived by the Delhi government in different areas of Delhi will not only develop as a recreation place for the people of Delhi, but will also help in improving the depleting ground water level of Delhi. Will prove helpful. These lakes will also act as a sink for carbon storage. It will be home to many species of plants, birds and animals. The surrounding climate will also be clear from the lakes. This will help in bridging the gap between demand and supply of water for the growing population of the metropolis, besides reducing the temperature during the peak of summer. Apart from this, the people around will also get relief.
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