Officials clueless on rainwater pits
Officials failed to provide figures of defunct rainwater harvesting pits in the city during a meeting of the district advisory committee. The meeting was held at the mini secretariat last week.gurgaon Updated: Aug 16, 2012 00:25 IST
Officials failed to provide figures of defunct rainwater harvesting pits in the city during a meeting of the district advisory committee. The meeting was held at the mini secretariat last week.
Gurgaon deputy commissioner (DC) PC Meena during a meeting on July 23 had directed officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) and several other departments to provide figures of defunct rainwater harvesting pits in their respective areas by August 13.
The officials had sought seven days time to submit the necessary details in this regard.
The district administration of Gurgaon has to submit an affidavit in the Punjab and Haryana High Court about sealing illegal borewells and groundwater situation on August 21.
The court had rapped the Haryana government in context of Gurgaon’s depleting water-table and its thorough extraction while hearing a petition filed by Gurgaon residents on July 31.
Following the court direction, DC PC Meena had constituted a committee of 20 officials from various departments on July 23. The panel was asked to submit a report on functional and non-functional rainwater harvesting pits and sealing of borewells.
“Every house or office or premises in Huda sectors must have functional rainwater harvesting pits,” said RK Kakkar, superintending engineer (SE), Huda.