Janak Taal is located in western part of Gwalior was selected for rejuvenation on June 2019. This kind of places are used for recreational activities in town and also has religious values. Major issues with Janak Taal are solid waste dumping, washing, bathing etc. The capacity of Janak Taal is 275.11 ML. Reasons for selection was –
- Capacity: Janak Taal has a sufficient capacity of water which can be used when there is water crisis in the city
- Location: The location of Janak Taal is suitable because that ward faces heavy crisis of water. In addition to it, the wards also cover such areas that are also suffering water crisis
- Water deficit: In case of worst situation, the Janak Taal can only be able to supply water in the wards during the crisis period (May-June) in summer
- Population: Janak Taal is situated in the ward which has high density along with the wards situated nearby
Proposals for rejuvenation of Janak Taal:
It means complete separation of water from soil in which bottom of water body should be exposed to sunlight for minimum fifteen days.
The removal of growth of weeds from water body including peripheral area is essential for cleaning water body.
DESILTING & EXCAVATION
This process is done in order to achieve better percolation and also increase volume of water body.
DIVERSION OF WASTES
It includes change the movement of flow of wastes to improve quality of water such as increase in transparency & species diversity and reduction of nutrients.
CAPS & COVERS
It is used to clean materials such as sand, gravel, rock to keep it in bottom of water body. It helps in achieving a new clean habitat for bottom dwelling habitat.
DEVELOPMENT OF CATCHMENT
o Construction of Embankments/Bunding
SETTING UP OF TREATMENT PLANT
Location of treatment plant is proposed within peripheral area of water body.
CONSTRUCTION OF OVERHEAD TANK
Construction of overhead tank is proposed within peripheral area of water body.
CONNECTION WITH THE SUPPLY OF CITY
After process of rejuvenation, treated water from water body can be connected to existing water supply system.
Report was made by International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET)
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