– 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,
- proximity to small to medium-sized, fouling drain
- small to medium-size informal settlement, and optionally
- drain emptying directly into Yamuna or into a large drain directly sending effluent into the Yamuna.
A Block, Vasant Vihar Gautam Nagar drain Ekta Vihar
- Chirag Delhi
- Drain along Jasola Vihar, near Okhla
Sant nagar near Vikaspuri 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’ve 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.