Neighbourhood News Desk
To all the people of Delhi, rejoice within a week’s time. Because work will soon begin to redevelop about 115 hectares of sewage sludge ponds right into the city’s seventh natural reserve, which is known as the South Biodiversity Park.
Currently, the area that’s been receiving wastewater from nine unauthorized colonies, where the biggest out of them is Kilokri Village, has now become a mosquito breeding ground. A team of scientists that are being led by ecologist CR Babu, who is the head the Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE) at Delhi University, is covering up in order to work on the project.
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which owns the land, has allotted about ₹2 crore for the project which has a five-year deadline. This decision was made on April 11, at a meeting of the Yamuna Pollution Monitoring Committee, set up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by former Delhi chief secretary Shailaja Chandra and expert member BS Sajwan.