BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
The project focuses on utilizing the now defunct Dharoi dam for civic benefit. It acts as a station, which promotes social forestry and agriculture, which will cater to the nearby settlements along with becoming a platform of public gathering and ecological rectification. The speculation introduces the concept of detachable floating infrastructure, where the forepart of the dam is extended to create a step-like structure that acts as native plant nursery, where as floating agro-forests are developed on the reservoir, that are handled by the unemployed farmers for recovering the forest loss incurred due to the construction of the dam. In addition to this, the dam also serves as a dispatiching station where crops from around the region are brought and stored to in order to be supplied to the food deficit families around the dam through an extensive canal network.
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