Noida authority to revive its neglected wetlands

In a bid to achieve ecological and economic self-sustainability, the NOIDA authority has planned to revive its existing ponds and wetlands. The drive will start with the upliftment of a wetland located in sector 91. Spread in a sprawling area of 1.8 hectares, the area has been neglected for a long time.

The target date for the project has been set as July 15. The natural wetland, which is currently, used a dumping ground for debris and other municipal waste, will be developed by a neighbourhood community exercise with the help of experts.

Throwing more light on the project, Rajeev Tyagi, General Manager of Noida Authority said that the land in sector 91, opposite sector 137 metro station, with several apartments on one side is partially owned by the UP irrigation department. Since then, this land has been lying neglected and is frequently encroached upon, leading to disturbance in the flora and fauna of the fragile land.

To start with, the area will be cleaned and fenced to prevent illegal entry. Unwanted vegetation will be removed, with the addition of other water plants that would add richness to the wetland vegetation.

The Noida authority is also planning to spread awareness on the necessity of wetlands and is preservation with an aim to treat other such areas in the city.

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