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50% tax rebate for water recycling systems

THE INDORE Municipal Corporation (IMC) today announced 50 per cent property tax rebate in the first year for house owners installing water-recycling systems. Thirty-five buildings have been earmarked during a survey to determine feasibility of installing the recycling systems.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 00:33 IST

THE INDORE Municipal Corporation (IMC) today announced 50 per cent property tax rebate in the first year for house owners installing water-recycling systems. Thirty-five buildings have been earmarked during a survey to determine feasibility of installing the recycling systems.

The civic body also issued a June 15 deadline to concerned officials to ensure the installation of water recharging systems at 1,081 structures for which building permission was issued recently.

The Corporation is also moving to make installation of recharge systems mandatory at all its buildings and has urged Collector Vivek Aggarwal to enforce a similar rule for offices of Central Government offices.

The accent on parsimonious usage of water and regeneration measures comes in pursuance of Jalabhishek Abhiyan - the State Government’s ambitious programme to shore up plummeting groundwater reserves through public participation.

Today Mayor Dr Uma Shashi Sharma, Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma and Mayor-in-Council member in-charge of Waterworks Department Munnalal Yadav addressed scribes to detail works carried out under the campaign.

The Mayor declared that the Corporation had spent Rs 50 lakh on groundwater recharge and rainwater harvesting systems in the current year. “These include installing recharge systems at 150 tubewells, 125 dug wells and 64 government schools. The systems have been completed and installed at nearly 80 per cent of the sites,” she added.

“We have also invited build-operate-transfer (BOT) tenders for construction of recharge pits at 100 gardens, 30 overhead tanks and 100 zone offices,” revealed Dr Sharma at the press meet at her residence. The Mayor said the IMC had made recharge systems mandatory at its buildings and urged Collector Vivek Aggarwal to ensure that Central Government agencies followed suit.

Elaborating about over ground water resources, Dr Sharma informed that eight lakes were currently being dug through public participation under the Jalabhishek campaign in the City. “One of these is being dug by inmates at Central Jail while the others are at Sangam Nagar (two), Chhota Bangarda, Polo Ground, 1st and 15th battalions and APTC ground”.

Jalabhishek, IMC way
1Fifty per cent property tax rebate for houses with water recycling systems.

2Establishing hydrant at Kabitkhedi to supply filtered sewage water for non-drinking purposes through tankers at Rs 50 per vehicle.

3Six per cent property tax discounts for houses with rainwater harvesting apparatus.

4June 15 deadline to officials for ensuring installation of water recharging systems at 1,081 structures recently granted building permission. B-O-T tenders for construction of recharge pits at 100 gardens, 30 overhead tanks and 12 zone offices.

5Recharge systems being installed by the Corporation at its own expense at 150 tubewells, 125 dug wells and 64 government schools

6Self-imposed moratorium on borewell digging.

First Published: Jun 05, 2006 00:33 IST