With a goal of developing 26 lakes and 380 water bodies to increase the Capital’s limited water supply capacity, the Delhi government is leading a project to revitalize the city’s lakes. Inspecting the recently revitalized Pappankalan Lake in Sector 16 of Dwarka on Saturday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal declared that the Delhi government would transform the Capital into a city of lakes.
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister, announced on Saturday that his administration has begun work on rejuvenating 26 lakes throughout the city, which together cover more than 300 acres. The goal is to increase the city’s water supply. 35 water bodies have had their revitalization finished by the government. There will be 380 water bodies restored in all.
With a goal of developing 26 lakes and 380 water bodies to increase the Capital’s limited water supply capacity, the Delhi government is leading a project to revitalize the city’s lakes. This initiative has been under Kejriwal’s personal supervision, which included this inspection.
Kejriwal said, Drinking water is in scarce supply in Delhi. They are working hard to maximize Delhi’s ability to produce water on its own while also attempting to persuade the neighboring states to provide them with more water. To some extent make the state self-sufficient, the administration is attempting to recharge and recycle water. Many nations have developed numerous technology to recycle wastewater as a result of modernity and globalization.
The CM stated that, the government will now undertake quality landscaping on the site and encourage communities to accept it as a public recreational place like a park.
The groundwater in an area of a half-kilometer has risen by 6.25 meters, according to the authorities, as a result of the revitalized Pappankalan Lake. The Central Groundwater Board (CGWBmost )’s recent annual report confirms that only three of the city’s 34 tehsils have groundwater levels that are within safe ranges, and it also shows that Delhi’s groundwater table is gradually rising.
The 6.25 m rise in the groundwater table in the vicinity of the lake, as claimed by the government, is “rare,” according to Ankit Srivastav, consultant (water bodies) at Delhi Jal Board. The ground water table was 20 meters before the artificial lake rejuvenation scheme began in 2022; it is presently 13.8 meters. According to Srivastav, 24 additional lakes will be revitalized in various sections of the capital over the course of the following year, which would result in a significant increase in Delhi’s ground water resources.
Environmental activist Diwan Singh, who organized the Yamuna Satyagrah for reviving the river and other water bodies in the city, said the government will need to establish publicly verifiable ways to ensure that the highest grade of treated water is being used for ground water recharge in order to prevent contamination of subsurface aquifers. RO plants will purify water before it is used for human consumption, but it is equally crucial to make sure that rainwater-pure water is being used to replenish ground water in the initial stages. Otherwise, it’ll become a catastrophe for the environment, he said.