Case Study: Slope Erosion Control Project in Jaipur, Rajasthan 

May 30, 2024 | Case Studies


Erosion control is a crucial aspect of civil engineering, particularly in areas prone to soil degradation and slope instability. Ocean Non Wovens, a leading manufacturer and supplier of geosynthetics, recently completed a significant slope erosion control project in Jaipur, Rajasthan. This case study delves into the details of the project, highlighting the products used, the methodology employed, and the results achieved. Specifically, we will focus on the application of our Ocean Erosion Control Mat (Jute Type-2), which played a pivotal role in stabilizing the slope and preventing further erosion. 

Project Overview 

The project site in Jaipur was experiencing severe erosion, posing a threat to the stability of the slope and the surrounding infrastructure. The primary objective was to implement a sustainable and effective erosion control solution. After a thorough site assessment, our team recommended the use of Ocean Erosion Control Mat (Jute Type-2), a biodegradable and environmentally friendly product designed to protect soil surfaces and promote vegetation growth. 

Key Project Details: 

Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan 
Product Used: Ocean Erosion Control Mat (Jute Type-2) 
Quantity: 11,600 square meters 
Duration: 3 months 
Client: Local Government Authority 

Understanding Slope Erosion 

Slope erosion is a natural process where the topsoil layer is removed due to water runoff, wind, or human activities. This can lead to: 

Loss of fertile topsoil 

Increased sedimentation in nearby water bodies 
Reduced land usability 
Infrastructure damage 

Common Erosion Control Methods 

Several methods are used to combat slope erosion, including: 
Vegetative Cover: Planting grass, shrubs, and trees to hold the soil together. 
Terracing: Creating step-like structures to reduce runoff velocity. 
Retaining Walls: Constructing walls to hold back the soil. 
Erosion Control Mats: Using synthetic or natural mats to cover the soil and prevent displacement. 

The Role of Ocean Erosion Control Mat (Jute Type-2) 

The Ocean Erosion Control Mat (Jute Type-2) is specifically designed for slope stabilization and erosion prevention. Here’s why it was chosen for this project: 

Features and Benefits: 

Biodegradable: Made from natural jute fibers, it decomposes over time, enriching the soil. 
High Tensile Strength: Provides robust support to the soil. 
Moisture Retention: Helps retain soil moisture, promoting vegetation growth. 
Easy Installation: Can be quickly laid out over large areas. 
Technical Specifications:
Material: 100% natural jute fibers 
Weight: 500 grams per square meter 
Thickness: 6 mm 
Tensile Strength: 20 kN/m 

Implementation Process 

Site Preparation 

Before the installation, the slope was cleared of debris and loose soil. Any existing vegetation was trimmed to ensure the mat could lay flat against the soil surface. 


Laying the Mat: The Ocean Erosion Control Mat (Jute Type-2) was rolled out over the prepared slope. Overlapping was done to ensure no gaps were left uncovered. 

Anchoring: The mat was secured using biodegradable stakes at regular intervals to prevent displacement by wind or water. 

Seeding: Grass seeds were spread over the mat to facilitate vegetative growth through the jute fibers. 

Monitoring and Maintenance 

Regular inspections were conducted to ensure the mat remained intact and effective. Any displaced sections were promptly repaired, and additional seeds were sown where necessary. 

Results and Impact 

Immediate Effects 

Within weeks of installation, the Ocean Erosion Control Mat (Jute Type-2) began to show its effectiveness. The slope remained stable despite heavy rains, and there was no noticeable soil displacement. 

Long-term Benefits 

Enhanced Vegetation: The mat promoted the growth of grass and other plants, further stabilizing the soil. 
Soil Enrichment: As the jute decomposed, it added organic matter to the soil, improving its fertility. 
Sustainable Solution: The biodegradable nature of the mat ensured that there was no long-term environmental impact. 

Data and Statistics 

Erosion Reduction: Soil loss was reduced by over 90% compared to untreated slopes. 
Vegetation Coverage: 85% of the slope was covered with vegetation within 3 months. 
Client Satisfaction: The local government authority reported high satisfaction with the project’s outcome. 

Lessons Learned 

While the project was a success, it also provided valuable insights for future endeavors: 
Site-Specific Solutions: Each erosion control project requires a tailored approach based on local conditions. 
Regular Monitoring: Continuous monitoring and maintenance are crucial for the success of erosion control measures. 
Community Involvement: Engaging the local community in the maintenance process can enhance project sustainability. 

Conclusion and Promotional Message 

The slope erosion control project in Jaipur stands as a testament to the effectiveness of Ocean Non Wovens’ products and expertise. The Ocean Erosion Control Mat (Jute Type-2) not only stabilized the slope but also promoted a greener, more sustainable environment. If you’re facing similar erosion challenges, look no further than Ocean Non Wovens. Our innovative geosynthetic solutions are designed to meet your specific needs, ensuring both immediate and long-lasting results. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help protect and enhance your land. 

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