Dravyavati River: Water quality and status of pollution control initiatives and rejuvenation project

Last Modified: Thu Apr 16 2020 00:20:29 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • Aug 2016
    Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) awards Tata Power and Shanghai Urban Construction Group (SUCG) contract for pollution abatement and rejuvenation of the river, which originates from the western slopes of Nahargarh – Amber Hills and flows through the west side of Jaipur city. Much of Jaipur city’s residents reside in the 10 km periphery of the river, which was once a source of water for the city.
  • 47.5 km
    Length of the river that cuts across Jaipur city. Rapid urbanisation in the last 3-4 decades coupled with rampant encroachments in the river area and its catchment areas along with the dumping of sewage, industrial waste water and solid waste converted this once pristine flowing river to a sewage bearing 'nullah'.
  • 82
    Number of drains that emptied municipal wastewater, storm water, sewage, and industrial waste into the river. Untreated waste from industries, especially from the textile mills and printing units near Sanganer, were also polluting and contaminating the groundwater. With water from the river used for cultivation purposes, it had an impact on the health of locals.
  • Rs. 1,676 crore
    Cost of the project towards setting up sewage treatment plants, check dams, recreational parks and an experience centre.
  • 5
    Number of Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) that have been set up. Collectively, these plants will treat 170 million litres of sewage water each day. Physical, chemical and biological processes are used to remove contaminants and produce treated wastewater that is safe for agricultural purposes and aquatic life. - Bassi Sitarampura : 20 MLD - Devri : 15 MLD - Sanganer : 100 MLD - Bambala : 25 MLD - Goner : 10 MLD
  • 3
    Number of parks that have been set up over an area of 1,00,000 sq. mts. A Bird Park on Sikar Road features a wetland, natural habitat for migratory and domestic birds, and a Heritage Waterworks Museum. A Landscape Park on Shipra Path with cycle tracks, walkways, yoga pavilion, viewing decks, sit outs, open air theatre and urban haat and a Botanical Garden on Tonk Road which showcases more than 40,000 plants of over 1,000 different species.
  • 02 Oct 2018
    A 13 km stretch of the 47 km riverfront, an area from Sushilpura to Bambala bridge, was opened to the public after a formal inauguration by then Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
  • 04 Nov 2018
    Bird Park developed near Panipech in Shashtri Nagar inaugurated.
  • 10 Apr 2019
    Deadline for completion of the project missed. As per the officials, the works worth about Rs 175 crore are still incomplete and the government officials have decided to extend the deadline.