Launching project to store floodwater, CM Kejriwal says Centre put it on fast track

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  1. Delhi state government and Jal Shakti Ministry has launched a pilot project to create natural reservoirs to conserve rainwater in the Yamuna floodplains.
  2. The pilot project will be carried out on a 40-acre plot in Sangarpur village. Later, in 2020, it would be expanded to 1000 acres.
  3. The project is aimed at charging aquifers using rainwater on the floodplain during the flood cycles in Delhi.
  4. Small depressions will be created to store water from overflowing rover during the monsoon. The top soil will be removed and porous soil will be used to increase percolation.