Setting an example for others when the city is reeling under water crisis, Jnana Prabodhini Vidyalaya, a Nigdi-based high school, has set up a rainwater harvesting plant on its premises to fight water woes.
The plant was set up on the occasion of ‘World Water Day’ last month. The initiative was funded by a corporate firm as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.
Besides this, the school has also dug up a borewell on its two-acre school ground, which is sourced by recharge pits – the lowest points on ground where the water gets accumulated which is then supplied to the borewell using a pipeline.
Manoj Deolkar, a member of the school management committee, said, “It is very important to build awareness to save water. We believe that we should practise it before we preach. After the plant was set up, the students of Standard IX saw the whole plant and were educated about it. It was very new to them, an expert in the field delivered a lecture to the students on how to save water and how to minimise the use in this critical situation as part of building awareness.’’
Deolkar also believes that if schools set an example, it will surely have an impact on future generations. The school also plans to build two more recharge pits and rainwater harvesting plants for the remaining three buildings.
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