rain water harvestingThe rainwater falling on the building is simply left to flow on the road or let into drains. The quantity of water going waste is huge. Rainwater harvesting in India is the solution to make better use of rainwater, especially in urban areas.

Rainwater harvesting in India needs the following steps :

  • Provide proper slopes on the roof/terrace of the building so that all the rainwater falling is directed to one place.
  • Direct this water through pipes to recharge the well/bore well.
  • A filter is adapted to ensure that the water gets filtered for floating particles.
  • By adopting an extra filter to purify the water, this can be stored in tanks and used for domestic purposes, gardening and cleaning purposes.

Benefits: The rainwater harvesting has many benefits like

  1. The water is either being recycled or used for recharging groundwater.
  2. Makes good for the shortage of water being experienced everywhere
  3. Reduces water stagnation on the roads
  4. Reduces overflowing of drains which is essential for healthy living.

In many states of India, rainwater harvesting is made compulsory and a building will not get approval without rainwater harvesting system adopted. The Tamil Nadu government made rainwater harvesting compulsory and within a short span, the groundwater level improved to a great extent. This has prompted other states also to adopt this technique. At some places in Tamil Nadu, a subsidy is also offered to farmers for installing rainwater harvesting. Check what benefits you get at your place. Rather than waiting for everything to be forced upon, people should volunteer to opt for such plans for a global cause.



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