The River Yamuna has been deteriorating continuously on a gradual basis. With Commonwelth Games Village (CGV) taking shape, Global Village coming up right next to the DND and others, looks like the time has now come and become critical to give
(or force) the authorities into doing something concrete about protecting the river.
Mr Anand Arya, an avid bird watcher, has formulated a concept to
1. Declare the 22kms (plus 5kms up and down as buffer zone of Yamuna in Delhi as a Protected Area and Bird Park
2.Fence the area which is not under any encroachments as yet, remove the encroachments.
3.Give the area to a body like CMEDE of Delhi University who can convert this area also like Yamuna Bio Diversity-Park or create an independent body run by a CEO on no profit-no loss basis.
4. Back it up with River Zone Regulations (to be framed for the Country and not just Yamuna), monitoring by dissemination of information to public for its scrutiny.
With Hon’ble High Court of Delhi having passed an order in end 2005 that all
encroachments - any time - have to be removed upto 300 metre from Yamuna, time is now ripe for us to push for the implementation of the
concept and implementation of the Court Order.
The above concept has been presented in the form of a letter to the Secretary MoEF. The letter is available online at the following link.
Please put your signature to it if you believe that the concept is worth supporting.