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Govt school at PAU plans to set up rain harvesting system

Deepa Sharma Sood, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, July 05, 2014
First Published: 12:14 IST(5/7/2014) | Last Updated: 12:19 IST(5/7/2014)

To provide a viable solution to the problem of waterlogging during rains, Government Model Senior Secondary School at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is planning to set up rain harvesting system- one of the first in the state- on the school premises.

Talking to HT, Sanjeev Thapar, principal said, “Our school will be the first one in Punjab to set up the rainwater harvesting system, which will provide relief to students as well as teachers in the coming monsoon season.”

“Waterlogging is a major problem in the monsoon season and it becomes difficult for students to go to classes and play in the playground. I have written to Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) regarding a grant to set up a rain harvesting system on the campus,” he added.

He said, “With installation of this system, the rainwater will be transferred to an underground pit, where it will pass through filters like gravel, sand and boulders. The purified water will also increase the groundwater level.”

Thapar added that after setting up of rainwater harvesting system, the school would be able to save money on water bills by using their own water source.

The rainwater harvesting system will be installed on one of the sides of the boundary wall constructed between the school and the playground.

Giving further information about the school, the principal said that the school was also planning to construct as many as 23 more rooms on the school premises to cater to around 3000 students studying in the school.


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