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5 rain-harvesting projects launched

KEEPING GROUND water table depletion in mind, Brindavan Bottlers Limited, the authorised bottler of Coca-Cola, launched five rain water harvesting projects here on Thursday. The officials who launched the project claimed that 30 lakh litres of water can be harvested annually during the normal monsoon. The places chosen for the project are Colvin Taluqdar?s College, Gopal Tirath Plaza at Indira Nagar, Nandgaon at Faizabad Road, Mahindra Towers and Raja Ram Kumar Plaza.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2006 01:05 IST

KEEPING GROUND water table depletion in mind, Brindavan Bottlers Limited, the authorised bottler of Coca-Cola, launched five rain water harvesting projects here on Thursday. The officials who launched the project claimed that 30 lakh litres of water can be harvested annually during the normal monsoon.

The places chosen for the project are Colvin Taluqdar’s College, Gopal Tirath Plaza at Indira Nagar, Nandgaon at Faizabad Road, Mahindra Towers and Raja Ram Kumar Plaza. The total catchment area is 3,055 sq mt.

State Environment Minister Ujjwal Raman Singh dedicated these projects to the city at a function held at Colvin College. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said, “We must conserve water for future. If adequate steps were not taken on time, it would create a big problem in future. People must stop wastage of water.”

An alumnus of Colvin Taluqdar’s College, Singh urged principal HL Dutt to restore the past glory of the college. He said Old Boys of the college were ready to give their best if the principal took an initiative for it. The greenery of this college was an asset and now the principal has a challenging task to restore this, too.

Speaking on the occasion, chief executive officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Operations, John Ustas said, “It has been our constant endeavour to raise awareness on the need of water conservation and ground water recharge. This is small but a significant step from Coca-Cola will give a big fillip to rainwater harvesting initiatives.”