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Three-day awareness drive on rainwater harvesting held in Gurgaon

As part of the programme, MCG and Gurgaon Action Plan will visit various residential colonies to spread awareness

gurgaon Updated: May 23, 2017 23:47 IST
Leena Dhankhar
The programme, initiated by Gurgaon Action Plan (GAP), is called Gurugram Jal Jagruti.
The programme, initiated by Gurgaon Action Plan (GAP), is called Gurugram Jal Jagruti. (HT Photo)

Gurgaon Action Plan (GAP), a social front in collaboration with the Municipal Corporation of Gururgram (MCG), has embarked upon a plan to make residents aware about the need for water conservation through rainwater harvesting, under a programme called Gurugram Jal Jagruti.

To achieve this, GAP has invited prominent water activist Ramesh Goyal, known as the ‘waterman of Haryana’, to interact with residents and residents’ welfare associations (RWAs).

The corporation is using this awareness programme to visit residential colonies across the city to identify rainwater harvesting pits that are operational and those which are defunct to ensure that these can be made functional by the time monsoon arrives.

During this three-day awareness programme, Goyal along with members of GAP and six executive engineers of the MCG visited a number of RWAs and residential societies and made them aware of the ground situation, along with practical tips on how to go about harvesting rainwater.

“Every resident and every colony must become aware of how to conserve water, reduce its wastage and recycle water,” said Souniya Khurana, a citizen engaged in the initiative.

The drive began from Sector 7 and covered Chakkarpur, Sector 28, 21, 22 B,15 part 2, Sector 10 A and South City 1 and 2.

“This water harvesting movement started by us will improve the working of all water systems in Gurgaon and the ground-water level will increase or certainly not decrease.

Gurugram Jal Jagruti is an attempt by the citizens to work with RWAs and the MCG to build awareness about water harvesting systems, and the importance of the upkeep and maintenance for recharging ground water,” said Ramesh Goyal.

Gurgaon Action Plan founder Gauri Sarin says that they have taken this initiative for making Gurgaon water sufficient in times to come. “One by one we have covered every zone under MCG and also new colonies being handed over to the corporation. What was particularly gratifying was the support of the entire MCG team.

The impact of this one single initiative has been truly remarkable. Work to clean has started in earnest. Colonies which had been neglected for years have woken up suddenly, including Sector 46, New Colony and Sector 10A,” said Sarin.