Rejuvenation of Dravywati River including Area Development

Sustainable Engineeronomics Expertise

Water Infrastructure Sector

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Location

Dravyavati River was the active river of Jaipur which, over time and decades turned into a Nallah (Amanishah Nallah) due to rapid urbanization and select industrialization around the river. The river originates from the western slopes of Nahargarh hills flows thought the western side of Jaipur city from north to south and after flowing for about 47.5 km ultimately merge in Dhund River.

This rejuvenation project was based on the concept of watershed rehabilitation, flood prevention, pollution treatment and ecology landscape. Through comprehensive measures, the aim was to gradually recover the green views on both sides of the river and building up its aquatic ecosystem. Post implementation this project has really helped in restoring Jaipur’s historic river as the resting corridor for the public facilitating a "harmonious relationship between the citizens of Jaipur and nature".

Project details

  • Services Offered: Waterfront Development
  • Project Status: Completed


  • Creating "SWATCH" "SUNDER" and "VIBRANT" water centric plan to trandform the city's water discharge function into a value enhancer for the growth of the city and the state in perfect alignment with triple bottom line of "PEOPLE" "PLANET" and "PROFIT"
  • A new, unique symbol for the city, beautiful soft riverside landscape fosters people for a sense of belonging to the new river, and they will begin to enjoy and protect the river.

Project Highlights

  • Services Offered: Waterfront Development
  • Project Cost – 2200 Cr with 10 Year of Operation & Maintenance
  • Unlined Channel section: In Unlined channel section of the upper two reaches i.e. 0 - 5100 chainage, Gabion Structures are proposed to check the velocity as well as the soil erosion
  • Check Dam structures: for initial reach of 5.1 km, 17 small gabion structures of height of 0.3m had been provisioned.
  • Lined Channel Section: An optimized trapezoidal channel section designed for 100 year of flood discharge.
  • Fall Structures: To keep the velocity of flow in desired range 63 fall structures had been proposed
  • Check dams: total 85 check dams of height varying from 0.7 to 1.0 m in a length of 29.7 km length of lined section of the river.
  • About 165 km length of intercepting sewer laid and treatment capacity of 170 MLD with 11 STPs created along the flow path.
  • Landscape beautification done along riverfront.
  • Experience center was built to showcase the information about historical background of Jaipur and rejuvenation of Dravyawati river.
  • River has been rejuvenated with treated water of about 300 to 500 mm depth of flow even during non-monsoon season.