Rainwater Harvesting

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Year after Katraj floods, admin bans construction on slopes

A canal that had been dug near the octroi post had not been constructed properly and the roads continued to be dotted with potholes.

‘Enormous water saving possible by simple measures in domestic & industrial sectors’

In a report to the government,CWPRS has said that at present water conservation assumes great importance.

Rainwater harvesting to get a push

Special programme to be launched soon.

Efforts pay,638 buildings in 6 months

The civic body’s efforts to encourage rainwater harvesting seem to be gaining momentum with as many as 3,008 buildings implementing it so far.

‘Climate change to affect hills in bigger way’

Noted environmentalist Sunita Narain said on Sunday that climate change and pollution will affect the hills in a bigger way and for this,Himalayan states like Himachal Pradesh should invent a new model of sustainable development.

State plans law to check groundwater usage

The West Bengal government is thinking of introducing a law for a check on groundwater usage.

‘Only rooftop water can be used for rainwater harvesting’

The Central Ground Water Authority of India has recently cleared air regarding the rules for rainwater harvesting. As per the new instructions,only rooftop water can be used for recharging the groundwater and not the water accumulated on roads.

Despite rebate,govt reluctant to take water harvesting plunge

The Delhi Jal Board’s offer of a 15 per cent rebate on the water bill to government institutions and schools for initiating green measures has failed to take off.

Housing societies must harvest rainwater or face higher tax

Housing societies,five star hotels,educational and medical institutions and commercial towers will all have to soon go green or pay additional property tax.

Building bylaws: Security deposit gives more teeth to rainwater harvesting clause

The thin strength of 26 councillors passed an important agenda item on Friday which will prove to be beneficial for the city in the longer run and help solve the water crisis.

Set up task force to ensure rainwater harvesting: CM

Himachal Chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal caught Shimla’s Mayor Narinder Kataria and Municipal Commissioner A N Sharma almost by surprise on Sunday when he asked them about the implementation of legal provisions to make rainwater harvesting mandatory in all new buildings in the hill capital.

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