Innovative technological restoration of gully susceptible riparian land
and water sustainable productivity
Gully in the riparian areas remain at lowest elevation right from gully
head cut, a gully link to join any link of higher order and then join
any major river comprise of all features of riparian areas. The gullies
suffer setback of sewage disposal and finally discharge it into rivers.
Objective of this study was to develop an innovative measure so that
sewage water is diverted along the down slope and a wetland created
instead of allowing the waste water to join the gully network. The
innovative measures are treatment of waste water in wetlands, storage
facility for fresh water and rearing fish. The fishery in wetland will
attract wild birds viz heron that thrives on aquatic primary food chain
such as insects, leaches and fingerlings etc and their dropping rich in
organic nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P),called as Guano can be
harvested. Case study of the treating gully as a sewage disposal
channel, spoiling all good features of riparian areas is made to show
this innovative development to solve several emerging problems following
development of gullies in fulfillment of areas for growing population.
Therefore, misdeeds which follow development and spoil entire scenario
can be overcome and the riparian areas save from getting worsened.
Additionally, innovative measures and their sequential steps create
resource for prosperity and employment.