Union water resources ministry has asked Haryana to make ‘Bhood area’ — an area in the foothills of Aravalli hill to be a no construction zone.
Water shortage has put a question mark on land ventures in the Aravallis in the National Capital Region.
Union water assets service has requested that Haryana make ‘Bhood zone’ a territory in the foothills of Aravalli slope ranges covering areas of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Mewat, Rewari and Mahendragarh to be a no development zone as it is a critical groundwater revive zone of NCR.
“I am given to comprehend that there is a proposition to change over Bhood land into land (ventures). Prior this issue was talked about in the NCR arranging zone where (it was concluded that) this range is to be secured,” said water assets secretary Shashi Shekhar. “So this ought to be a no-development zone, protected for groundwater energize.”
Shekhar said he has prompted Haryana government not to proceed with the land ventures around there. “It is up to the state now to take a choice,” he said. He included Bhood zone is a characteristic area for groundwater energizing, for Haryana as well as for parts of Delhi and henceforth “it ought to be secured at all expense”.
“The thought is that they (Haryana) ought to take help of geologists, and change over and pronounce it as water touchy zone,” the water secretary said, including that he has sent the letter to Haryana boss secretary DS Dhesi.
Environment expert Chetan Agarwal said Bhood alludes to sand hill regions. Because of the free way of the dirt they have high invasion rates and are prevalent groundwater energize regions.
Be that as it may, the free way of the region likewise make it exceedingly inclined to disintegration, so it is fundamental to secure them with tree and undergrowth, he said.
“In the 58 towns of Gurgaon, region under Bhood is roughly 1,700 hectare. In any case, just two of these 58 towns, has been incorporated as normal preservation zone (NCZ) by the area organization,” said Agarwal.
Given the huge over extraction of groundwater in Gurgaon belt, it is all the more critical to ration the Bhood ranges, especially in the Aravalli foothills with the goal that they can keep on recharging groundwater, forestall flooding and disintegration, he said.
Agarwal said land firms have developed area banks in towns like Gwal Pahar, Bandhwari, Behrampur, Nainwal, Bhondsi and other Bhood region towns that go under any of Haryana’s different ground breaking strategies.