Ropar schools to have rainwater harvesting system - ECAS Punjab

Ropar schools to have rainwater harvesting system

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Tribune News Service

Ropar, September 7

To overcome the problem of depletion in the groundwater level in the area, the district administration has decided to set up water recharge systems in a large number of government schools of the district. Under the pilot project, the water recharge system has already been operationalised successfully at Chanauli village in the Nurpur Bedi block, which has been notified as an overexploited zone by the Central Ground Water Board.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Deepshikha Sharma said the rooftop area of the school building was 1,580 square meter, and over 10 lake litre of water would be saved with this initiative.

The ADC said given the over-exploitation of groundwater in the zone, it was necessary to take measures so that there was no more depletion in the groundwater level. It was planned that all government school buildings would be used to set up water harvesting projects. This would also percolate the habit of saving water into the minds of youth, she said.

After covering all 58 schools in the Nurpur Bedi block, the project would also be started in Morinda and Chamkaur Sahib blocks, where the groundwater level had been depleting fast, she added.

from The Tribune

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