Rubber examine dam proposed on Yamuna to strengthen Taj basis

Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Committee has provide you with a solution to the reported menace to the existence of the Taj Mahal basis.

It has proposed to assemble a rubber examine dam on the river Yamuna to revive the water-filled riverbed in the back of the Taj Mahal.

This riverbed, the environmentalists say, will present moisture to ‘sal’ wooden utilized in well-based basis of the Taj Mahal, thereby guaranteeing stability to the inspiration of the monument.

The committee has provide you with the proposal in response to the information revealed in Hindustan Occasions in its Monday version (April 25), during which the difficulty relating to the ‘perennially dry Yamuna posing a menace to Taj basis’ was raised.

The story was primarily based on the priority voiced by the archaeologists and architectural consultants in regards to the Taj Mahal basis which has ‘sal’ wooden planks and it requires moisture all of the 12 months spherical to stay sturdy. Nevertheless, with the riverbed remaining dry for nearly your entire 12 months, the inspiration was beneath menace of getting weaker by the day thus pointing in direction of the lurking danger for the heritage monument itself.

It might be recalled {that a} proposal of getting rubber examine dam at 1.5 kilometres downstream of the river Yamuna in Agra was already beneath dialogue and the matter was taken up in a while Monday when a daily assembly of Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Committee was organised in Agra.

The plan to assemble a rubber dam got here up in 2016 and chief minister Yogi Adityanth had laid the inspiration stone for the mission at Nagla Pema in Agra in 12 months 2017, stated sources.

Commissioner Agra Division, Amit Gupta who presided over the assembly was knowledgeable in regards to the proceedings associated to proposed rubber examine dam on the river.

Speaking to Hindustan Occasions on Tuesday, the commissioner stated that NEERI (Nationwide Environmental Engineering Analysis Institute) had given clearance for rubber dam on river Yamuna.

Elaborating on the difficulty, regional officer (RO) for Uttar Pradesh Air pollution Management Board (UPPCB) Vishwanath Sharma stated the rubber dam is proposed at a distance of 1.5 kilometres downstream on the river Yamuna which flows in the back of the Taj Mahal.

“Earlier than having permission from TTZ Committee, the proposal for rubber examine dam on river Yamuna in Agra was despatched to NEERI which gave permission however with a rider of compliance of sure phrases for which a committee was constituted and Regional Officer (UPPCB) was named because the nodal officer,” stated Sharma.

This committee named by NEERI will comprise representatives from Agra circle of Archaeological Survey of India, Ministry of Setting and Forest (MOEF), NEERI, and the nodal officer would be the UP Air pollution Management Board (UPPCB) regional officer.

Sources stated round three metres excessive rubber examine dam would enable storage of three.50 lakh cusec water behind the Taj Mahal.

Furthermore, environmentalists consider that this rubber dam will help in elevating the bottom water degree in Agra district the place a dozen blocks, out of total 15 blocks, are already in darkish zone.

To say, Agra had a protracted futile look forward to Agra Barrage, an identical mission on river Yamuna for which basis stone was laid by then chief minister ND Tiwari in 12 months 1986-87 and once more the then governor Romesh Bhandari laid the inspiration stone for Agra Barrage in 12 months 1993 for a similar mission however completely different location. Nevertheless, the mission couldn’t be began.

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