Dravyavati River in Jaipur
Dravyavati River originates from the western slope of Amber hills at the foothills of the Nahargarh Fort in Jaisalya village and flows through the west side from Jaipur city, north to south over a length of 47.5 km to meet river Dhund. Most of the Jaipur’s population stays in the 10 km of the periphery of this river. The river collects storm water from all the adjoining areas such as Ambabari, major portion of Walled City, Sanganer town and Pratap Nagar, etc.
Pollution in Dravyavati River
Dravyavati River, which is also known as “Amaanishaah naala”, has lost its flow and purity of water in past couple of decades. Rapid urbanization 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 into dravyavati converted this once pristine flowing river to a Nallah.
Sewerage mixed with domestic waste water and industrial waste from various city areas drains into the river through Nahri ka Nullah, Jawahar Nullah and various streams that feed through structured/unstructured sewerage system of the colonies.
Dravyavati River Rejuvenation Project
Dravyavati River Rejuvenation Project is a 47.5 km, (rain fed) riverfront, that had degenerated into an untreated sewage nallah, which has been restored as a perennial river – fed by treated clean water.
This project aims to reduce pollution, treat 170 million litres of sewerage a day, create Green Spaces, Social Spaces, Cycle tracks, Jogging tracks along its banks, reduce the threat of floods, create employment, and transform Jaipur into a clean Smart City.
Jaipur Development Authority gave a contract to a consortium of Tata Projects and Shanghai Urban Construction Group at a project cost of Rs. 1,676 crore to complete the Dravyavati River Project by October, 2018.
Three parks have been developed at three locations i.e. Bird park at Sikar Road, Landscape park at Shipra Path and Botanical garden at Bambala.