Community Partner: Residents Welfare Associations of localities in Delhi for 50 sites
Funding Partner: DIAGEO FOUNDATION
Expert Advice: CENTRAL GROUNDWATER BOARD
Government support: DELHI JAL BOARD, MUNCIPAL CORPORATION OF DELHI, MLAs and Municipal Councilors of each area, BHAGIDARI CELL
FORCE with funding support from DIAGEO has started an ambitious RAINWATER HRAVESTING drive. This involves artificial recharge to groundwater at 50 sites across Delhi using dried and abandoned tube wells. With this project, through the demonstration effect of the 50 RWH sites, we hope to unleash a wave of rainwater harvesting in Delhi.
DELHI – THE NEED FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING
NCT of Delhi covers an area of 1483 sq. km. and has a population of approx 150 lakhs. This huge population demands 900 MGD of water but Delhi Jal Board barely manages to give it 650 MGD (after deducting losses). The shortfall today is a whopping 31%. Infact, by 2011, the 2 crore (20 Million) population will demand 1210 MGD but will get just 710 MGD – a shortfall of 42%!! What’s worse, for the next 10 years, no new large scale projects to augment water have been planned.
Groundwater – the water we take out through tube wells- comes to the Delhite’s rescue – just like it does in the rest of the country. More than 43% (CGWB estimates) of our water requirement is fulfilled by water drawn by DJB or private tube wells. Given the above water supply figures, this dependence can only grow in the future
Rainwater Harvesting, therefore, becomes critical for Delhi’s survival. It will ensure that groundwater supplies can continue to augment other available water sources. The Central Groundwater Board has estimated that about 3,64,530 billion litres of Delhi’s surplus monsoon runoff water, which otherwise goes waste, can be stored for subsequent use in the water holding soil strata below the earth’s surface.
The objectives of JAL SANCHAY ABHIYAAN are:
CURRENT PROJECT STATUS
|S.No||LOCATION||NO. OF SITES||CURRENT STATUS|
|2||B-5 and 6, Vasant Kunj||2||Completed|
|4||Vasant Vihar||2||Work in progress|
|5||Chittaranjan Park||5||Permissions in progress|
|7||Arya Samaj – GK I||2||Permissions in progress|
|8||B-10, Vasant Kunj||2||Work started|
|9||Sainik Farms||1||Work started|
|11||Sector 21, Gurgaon||1||Work started|
|12||C-8 Vasant Kunj||1||Permissions in progress|
|13||Sheikh Sarai||1||Permissions in progress|
JOIN THE JAL SANCHAY ABHIYAAN – If you have any abandoned tube wells in your colony, please ask your Resident’s Welfare Association to get in touch with us for recharge of ground water using those tube wells.