APPEAL to stop Commonwealth Games Construction on Yamuna
The Yamuna River exists on an ecologically sensitive floodplain which supplies much of Delhi’s drinking water. As Delhi urbanizes and its population quickly grows, water resources are becoming increasingly inadequate. Freshwater is already a scarce commodity in Delhi and further construction on the floodplains will only exacerbate the water crisis. Development along riverbanks has occurred in other cities, however construction on a monsoon-fed and flood-prone river such as the Yamuna will be fatal. It is crucial to save the floodplain to maintain the integrity of the river and ensure we have sufficient water.
While the Yamuna floodplains act as a buffer preventing water from flooding outside of the riverbed, studies have consistently predicted that construction of permanent structures on the Yamuna floodplain will have disastrous consequences such as floods, decrease in water discharge capacity, and reduction in water availability.
With this at the backdrop and with four supporting documents from some of the world’s best institutes, Swechha – We for Yamuna urges concerned citizens of Delhi and fellow countrywo/men to help in its efforts to Save the Yamuna and sign the petition opposing construction of the Commonwealth Games Village on the Yamuna.
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