Here today, wetland tomorrow?

– by Shruti Syal


A little visit to INTACH resulted in some progress on the potential sites for ACWUS. The parameters for site delineation were quite simple,

  1. proximity to small to medium-sized, fouling drain
  2. small to medium-size informal settlement, and optionally
  3. drain emptying directly into Yamuna or into a large drain directly sending effluent into the Yamuna.
The last condition has been the most challenging one.
After recent sniffing expeditions for drains set in the midst of informal settlements, we’ve chopped off certain sites, and are excited at the prospect of others (although it looks like there’s scope for large landscape design work in these):
  1. A Block, Vasant Vihar
  2. Gautam Nagar drain
  3. Ekta Vihar
  4. Chirag Delhi
  5. Drain along Jasola Vihar, near Okhla
  6. Sant nagar near Vikaspuri
  7. Uday Vihar II, also near Vikaspuri


We’ve chanced upon some lovely maps by the truck-manufacturing (amongst other things) company Eicher, with details of informal settlements, slickly called JJ (jhuggi-jhopdi) clusters! So, we’veĀ decided to re-visit their maps of SW Delhi (for our travel convenience) before making the final decision on the three sites to be sampled.


Stay tuned for pictures, and some amateur Galaxy Note-enabled scribbling. The Chirag Delhi and Jasola Vihar sites are gorgeous venues with landscape design potential.

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