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Tata Projects, Chinese firm bag project to rejuvenate Rajasthan river

M Somasekhar Hyderabad | Updated on January 17, 2018 Published on August 05, 2016

Tata Projects Ltd and Shanghai Urban Construction Group have joined hands to rejuvenate the Dravyawati River in Rajasthan.

The 47-km-long river is located between Jaisalya village on the foothills of the Nahargarh fort and the river Dhund. Its condition has deteriorated over the past 100 years. Today, it has been reduced to a dirty nallah. .

The Rajasthan government has awarded a Rs 1,676-crore contract to the consortia to revive the river. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje laid the foundation stone for the project on Thursday. Also present was Cyrus Pallonji Mistry, Chairman of the Tata Group.

This project is the first initiative of its kind in the country where river rejuvenation is being attempted in a dry and arid landscape. Once completed, the river will be developed into an environment-friendly tourist destination and would prevent flooding of nearby areas, according to a press release from the Hyderabad-based Tata Projects.

The river, into which polluted water, garbage and debris is dumped, has suffered comprehensive damage. The project is scheduled to be completed by October 2018. The consortium will be responsible for its maintenance for 10 years after completion of the project.

Besides the amortization of 170 MLD polluted water, more than 100 fall structures will be constructed to ensure the availability of water in the channel throughout the year. About 16,000 trees will be planted and 65,000 square meters of green area will be developed under the project, the release claimed.

Published on August 05, 2016
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