Delhi CM visits pilot Ammonia treatment plant in Shakarpur
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is also the Chairman of Delhi Jal Board, on Saturday visited the pilot ammonia treatment plant in Shakarpur in East Delhi. The plant treats the water and decreases the ammonia levels in it to make it drinkable.
Due to high ammonia content, 7 Ranney wells and more than 100 tube wells are non-functional in Delhi. In many areas of East Delhi, groundwater levels are high but water could not be utilized due to high ammonia content. Large potential of available groundwater could not be utilized till now because of this.
Recently, Kejriwal instructed the DJB to find a scientific solution to solve this problem. On his directions, the technology to treat ammonia was pilot tested at a Ranney well in Shakarpur, East Delhi, which is non-functional for past many years. The results were tested by the quality control department of the DJB over a period of one month and the pilot has now been found to be successful.
After his visit to the plant, the CM instructed to replicate the technology/ammonia treatment plant all over Delhi to restart non-functional borewells and Ranney wells. It will also help in making new borewells especially in East Delhi where the water table is high.
More than 100 borewells and 7 Ranney wells are non-functional in Delhi. With this technology, all these non-functional/closed borewells can now be made functional. There are around 80 borewells in South Delhi, which are non-functional, more than 25 are non-functional in East Delhi.
The water table is high in most part of East Delhi, and with this ammonia treatment technology, new borewells can also come up in the area.