Delhi to start water storage in Yamuna flood plain

  • | Wednesday | 10th July, 2019

New Delhi: To achieve self-sufficiency of water, the Delhi government on Wednesday gave its nod to a project to create reservoirs in the Yamuna flood plain by store overflowing water from the river during the monsoon season, an official statement said. The pilot for the project, which has the potential for ending Delhi’s water shortage, particularly during summer months, is aimed to start in a month’s time, the statement said. The report recommended that an amount of Rs 77,000 per acre should be paid to the farmers for leasing their land for the pilot project. “The farmers will get the sum according to the number of acres of land they give the government on lease for the pilot project,” the government said. “The important project aims at conserving water in the Yamuna floodplains and creating a mega reservoir between Palla and Wazirabad to deal with the water shortage in Delhi, particularly during summer months,” the government said.

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