June 14, 2022
NEW DELHI – The Delhi government & Denmark will explore avenues of collaboration in groundwater recharge & power generation from stubble in Delhi.
A delegation of experts led by the Ambassador of Denmark gave a detailed presentation to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today in this context. The delegation also apprised the CM of modern technologies for recharging groundwater through rainwater & generating power from paddy stubble that can be put to use in Delhi.
On this, Kejriwal said, “Delhi Government is working to provide 24×7 water supply to every household of Delhi. We are keen to implement new solutions to augment our water supply capacity. The Delhi Government will soon implement state-of-the-art solutions to enhance the state’s groundwater recharge and extraction infrastructure. Delhi depends on neighbouring states for raw water. We want to make Delhi self-sustainable by radically increasing the water table by recharging groundwater.”
A delegation of experts led by the Ambassador of Denmark to India HE Freddy Swain met with Chief Minister Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat today.
The delegation had come to present Denmark’s solutions on groundwater recharge & power generation from stubble to the CM and held an extensive discussion with him on ways in which they can be adapted in Delhi.
It was decided that Delhi and Denmark will further explore avenues of collaboration in the sectors of groundwater recharge and power generation from stubble.
Kejriwal said, “The main problem that we are facing in Delhi is that groundwater recharging isn’t being implemented in a systematic and organised manner.”
He asked the delegation to present models as per which the groundwater recharge and extraction could be implemented in Delhi as both short term and long term solutions.
“We expect the monsoon to arrive by August and stay till mid-September. The Delhi Government is working on a war-footing to provide 24×7 water supply to every household of Delhi. We are keen to implement a solution where we can expand the ambit of groundwater recharge & conservation by this monsoon itself. We are looking to implement certain projects in mission mode to store rainwater and recharge groundwater on a large scale.”