Rs 9 cr project for rain water harvesting in Gurgaon

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Chandigarh, May 24 (UNI) The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has prepared a Rs nine crore project for rain water harvesting in its sectors in Gurgaon.

Under the project, the rain water will be conserved by making check dams at various places. About 15 such dams have been made functional till now, an official spokesman said today.

''About 34 million cubic rain water in various HUDA sectors go waste which can be poured into the earth by adopting water harvesting,'' he said.

He said water harvesting was mandatory for the plots measuring more than 200 square yards in HUDA areas. Likewise, it was mandatory for institutions, group housing societies, private colleges and shopping malls failing which they would not be issued the completion certificate by Town and Country Planning Department.

The private builders were also under obligation to implement water harvesting system in the buildings constructed by them.

A survey would be got conducted by the project coordinators of the Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi in institutional sector 32 in which it would be seen that rain water harvesting system was functional in how many institutions.

Besides, the Centre for Science and Environment would develop water harvesting system in Mini Secretariat premises as a model which would be useful in educating the people coming to the Secretariat daily.

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