Showing posts with label Save Water. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Save Water. Show all posts

Rain Water Harvesting

The ground Water level is going down with every passing day and in view of increasing temperature the demand of water has gone up and extraction of ground water through tubewells / hand pumps are very high. To save water and increase the level of ground water different techniques of rain water harvesting must be immediately started on pilot basis in some cities of NCR(National Capital Region) as the season of rain will start in coming months.

Every new group housing scheme which is sanctioned by government must be passed on the condition of rain water harvesting

existing group housing societies must be motivated to adopt the system.

in residential areas with the help of NGO and RWA',s residents must be pushed to implement rain water harvesting system as individual or group.

Each society park / community centre must have ground water recharge facility.

In small village rain water must be diverted to existing ponds or by creating new ponds.

Everywhere it should be done in a scientific approved way. We are standing at last stage so we don't have the time to think, ITS ACTION TIME. BEGIN NOW.

Water Problem in HUDA Sectors

Due to increasing temperature and heat, demand of water has gone up very high in all sectors of HUDA as well as other areas. Few reason behind water shortage :-

- Long power cuts (Situation has gone from bad to worst due to long power cuts because tube wells do not have hotline power supply)

- Wastage of water (on cleaning of cars, corridors, house, etc.)

- Decreasing of ground water level

- Too much over extraction

- Non implementation of Rain Water Harvesting schemes

In last few decades we have wasted water like anything and neither follow the rules nor taken the initiative to recharge ground water. Due to modernization we have created big concrete jungle and left no open space so that ground water recharge takes place when rain comes. Actually rain water harvesting has not been implemented with strict enforcement. The best way to recharge the ground water is to make provision for rain water harvesting in every household and it must be a condition when government agencies give their permission to construction the house. For existing residential areas government should invite NGO and RWA to start applying method of rain harvesting.

Still if we did not awake and don't stop wastage of water in coming 2-3 decades we may not have the water and the city will become like a desert.

Pepsi accused of over extraction of groundwater - India - The Times of India

As per the news on Times of India website the state government of kerala has made a report regarding over extraction of ground water by Pepsi at its plant in Kerala. It is good that now the state government is reviewing the working of Pepsi Plant for over extraction of ground water. But the response of company to media is that is using innovative recycling and recharging techniques to save water and brought down the usage by 60% in last few years. Also the company has received environment and water management awards.



I would only say that company should be allowed to operate but must be on the strict norms that it will invest its resources for recharge of water not only in plant but also in surrounding areas of plant. The performance and result must be verified at regular intervals. Also Pepsi should try to spread awareness in that area for improve of environment and provide funds to the local NGO's and start some project to increase ground water levels.



Pepsi accused of over extraction of groundwater - India - The Times of India