NMCG asks DDA to expedite “Asita”

“Asita” which is another name of river Yamuna. It is also the name of a comprehensive project to restore, rejuvenate and revive Yamuna floodplains, it was approved by the Principal Committee constituted by the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (NGT).

The project envisages creating a green buffer area approx. 300mts wide along the river edge with species of riverine ecology. Besides, a wide belt of 150mts along the peripheral roads will be developed as greenways for public amenities that will include a continuous trail of pathways and cycle tracks.

To revive the ecosystem of the floodplains, wetlands will be created to store the flood waters and also to improve the groundwater recharge which will eventually result in flourishing of biodiversity in the floodplains.

An environmentally conscious approach for integration of the river into the urban fabric of the city has been adopted. A people-friendly bio-diversity zone will be created for people to interact freely with the river’s eco-system.

The Director General of the  National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) Shri  Rajiv Ranjan Mishra  inspected the Yamuna River Front Development (RFD) project being implemented by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) today, and  asked officials to expedite the work.

Yamuna RFD project aims to restore, revive and rejuvenate the river’s floodplains and make them accessible to the people of Delhi. River Front “walks”, a major component of the project, will enable people to develop a relationship with river Yamuna.

A special focus of the project is on reviving the river’s bio-diversity in the National Capital.