Drainage of Najafgarh will soon turn into an ecotourism destination

Drainage of Najafgarh which is also part of the Sahibi River and a continuation of Najafgarh.
jhil (lake), continue its course inside Delhi where it joins the Yamuna river. The 57-kilometer runoff has seen its glory days and not so much.

The Najafgarh drainage, a previously proposed bird sanctuary, is also one of the most polluted bodies of water in the Delhi-NKR region. Its main source is Najafgarh.
jhil– not better. However, recent developments suggest plans to rejuvenate Najafgarh’s runoff and turn it into an ecotourism destination.

At present, the Najafgarh drain collects all the raw sewage from neighboring districts.

Under the new development plan, Najafgarh’s runoff will be designed to support activities such as water sports and boating. And for this, the lake must have a certain depth.

Today, there is a problem of heavy silting, accumulation of solid waste from all the surroundings and excessive growth of water hyacinth, which completely clogs the reservoir. Various specialized agencies have been tasked with clearing the sewers of silt and installing mesh at various locations to prevent solid waste from entering the sewers.

Improvement works and planting of ornamental trees will also be carried out on the territory of the embankment, which will make it possible to renovate the drain. However, while we discuss all the pros here, there are too many cons to this idea.

For example, once water sports and boats enter the Najafgarh drain, it will mean more people will visit the area. Human activity leads to increased waste production in the area. There is a very high possibility that the already vulnerable Najafgarh
jhil will directly bear the brunt of these consequences of human activity.

In addition, there is a very high possibility that the area may cease to be a birdwatching destination, which will be a bummer for birdwatching enthusiasts. Be that as it may, over the past couple of years, many ornithologists have reported a significant reduction in the number of migratory birds in the Najafgarh area and Yamuna Hadar in the Wazirabad area of ​​Delhi. It is most likely the result of human activities such as road widening works and sand mining throughout the Yamuna Hadar area.

  1. Is the Najafgarh sewer a sewer?
    The drainage of Najafgarh is not a sewer, but unfortunately, due to its proximity to densely populated areas, a lot of wastewater is discharged into the sewers along its waterfronts. The Najafgarh drainage was established as a flood control measure.
  2. Where is the Najafgarh sewer located?
    The Najafgarh Drainage is located in Dhansa Village in South West NCT Delhi near Gurgaon.
  3. Why is Najafgarh Jheel popular?
    Najafgarh-Jil is home to many migratory birds that visit India in winter. Decades ago, this was one of the best places to see the very rare and endangered Siberian Crane. Unfortunately not anymore.


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