Area: 6.2 acres
Year of completion: 2022
Village: Budhera, Farrukhnagar Block
Impact beneficiaries: 5500+
CSR funding Agency: RITES
Wastewater Treatment Technology: Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS)
This pond is situated in the catchment of Najafgarh jheel, Ground water level is high in this area when compared to other areas of Gurugram. This Pond has its own uniqueness in terms of its rich biodiversity, nevertheless this pond is being continuously dumped by wastewater from approximately 3000 people in the nearby vicinity. Though this area is in a high aquifer area, there is a strong sense of prioritising the pond restoration by noticing the waste disposal issue and for the same RITES came forward to support and restore the pond and this project was started in 2021. The entire water body will first be dewatered of the polluted water, desilted to remove the deposited layers of polluted silt, with the simultaneous construction of a decentralised Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) – 400 KLD that is be placed at the inlet to the pond. So that before the water reached the pond again, the wastewater would be treated through the decentralised treatment system. In parallel to this community mobilisation activities are also on an active pace in Hariahara.
Apart from this the pond will pave a way for a recreational area for the community with the added element of Landscaping and kids play area. Waste elements will be used for the landscaping like waste stone and bricks for the filling inside the entrance gate frame, and seatings etc and many more.
The pond will recharge 2,35,20,000 litres of freshwater per year, which is sufficient for 9,353+ people for 365 days apart for many other co-benefits