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In a letter to the states, the Union rural development ministry underlined that over 400,000 sq meter space would be available to harvest rain water when over 15 million houses under PMAY are complete by 2022.
Updated on Oct 06, 2019 08:04 AM IST
They were sensitised to environmental issues through a resource conservation programme organised in coordination with Tata Power.
Updated on Sep 19, 2019 01:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times |HT Correspondent
The video shows water gushing down from a Mumbai skyscraper. Shared just a day before, the clip has already amassed over 66,000 views.
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 02:13 PM IST
Mumbai |Indo Asian News Service
A two-day cleanliness audit began at the Ludhiana railway station on Monday. Constituted under the Quality Council of India, the audit team, comprising Ankit Tiwary and Firoze Khan, will conduct a survey and compile an audit report on the basis of various parameters that will determine the rank of the Ludhiana railway station in 2019.
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 11:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
Students in each class made science projects and working models on topics ranging from rainwater harvesting to non conventional sources of energy and electric car.
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 12:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent
Students had made still models, working models, colourful charts with different hues and posters, among others
Published on Aug 22, 2019 01:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent, Mumbai
In 2007, BMC had made it mandatory for all new buildings with more than 300 square metres of plot area to install the rainwater harvesting system.
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 11:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | , MumbaiAnkita Bhatkhande
Engineers, architects and representatives of a cement manufacturer were part of the discussion to deliberate on the present situation of rainwater harvesting in the state.
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Lucknow | HT Correspondent, Lucknow
Rainwater harvesting can broadly be divided into three categories based on the types of usage, the area in which harvesting is carried out and the people involved.
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 12:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
On Saturday, GDA vice-chairperson Kanchan Verma visited zone 1, which comprises Raj Nagar Extension, to cross-check functionality of the RWH units as directed to the high-rises.
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 10:27 PM IST
Ghaziabad | Peeyush Khandelwal
Nine DTCP teams had surveyed 57 private colonies as part of the district-wide Jal Shakti Abhiyan and found that only half the 414 sites that were inspected were functional; around 109 sites were found partially functioning.
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 11:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gurugram |HT Correspondent
Government-run 56 primary and upper primary schools of Prayagraj city would also install the rainwater harvesting system on their campuses as part of a state education department’s initiative, they added.
Published on Jul 18, 2019 03:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
Officials said that as per their list, there are a total of 799 RWH units in residential buildings in the areas under GDA’S jurisdiction. All of these were given No-objection Certificate after 2012.
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 05:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | Peeyush Khandelwal
Experts have made many suggestions, including strict monitoring of groundwater levels and adoption of micro irrigation techniques. The most important change we can make is to focus on rainwater harvesting.
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 08:01 AM IST
According to India Meteorological Department’s latest data, over half of India is facing drought-like conditions.
Published on Jun 24, 2019 11:57 PM IST
New Delhi |HT Correspondent
The ‘taanka’ was inaugurated in a programme organised in the district over a week after PM Narendra Modi wrote a letter to village heads urging them to conserve water and harvest rainwater. PM Modi specially mentioned for constructions of taankas, ponds, soak pits and cleaning of small and big ponds.
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 12:26 PM IST
Varanasi | Sudhir Kumar
Kumarappa Institute of Gram Swaraj a Jaipur based NGO took the initiative of recharging dry wells through rainwater harvesting and chose Chaksu panchayat samiti.
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 02:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | HT Correspondent
Occupancy certificates of properties that violate the rules prescribed for rainwater harvesting will be cancelled, said KM Pandurang, director, DTCP.
Published on Jun 01, 2019 01:24 AM IST
Gurugram | HT Correspondent
Earlier, under-construction homes were a perennial favourite among Indian homebuyers because they cost less, have a longer shelf life and come with modern amenities, if the property is well-chosen.
Updated on May 20, 2019 12:00 PM IST
In 2017, the tribunal had directed all government and private schools and colleges in Delhi to install rainwater harvesting systems to conserve water in their premises at their own cost.
Updated on May 17, 2019 05:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | HT Correspondent
The temple in Ghatkopar, where flowers offered by devotees, among other items, are processed in the machine daily, has now produced its first batch of manure
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 09:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times | , MumbaiYesha Kotak
It’s called permaculture and it works on the principle that the less you interfere, the better. These farmers let their plants evolve into forests, even welcome insects and small animals.
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | Anesha George
MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav says this work would permanently solve two of city’s most perennial problems.
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gurugram | Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
Water scarcity, high-cost water tankers and tax rebate fails to promote rainwater harvesting in Pune
Numerous seminars and workshops have been held in the city to promote (RWH) and also avail of the 5% water tax rebate offered by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) as incentive. However, the response has remained lukewarm.
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 04:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune |Prachi Bari
With the Capital facing an inevitable groundwater crisis, the need of the hour becomes conservation of the precious resource. Here is a look at how eminent Delhi based personalities are involved in conserving water at personal level. Take inspiration and do your bit.
Published on Jun 25, 2018 04:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | Nikita Saxena, New Delhi
Rural minister directs officials in state to follow suit
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 02:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | Parampreet Singh Narula, Jalandhar
With its term ending on July 2, the Panchkula MC seems to be least concerned about rain readiness in the city, and no contractor seems ready to take up this work.
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 12:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Panchkula |Yuvraj Kaushal
A detailed plan has been formulated in consonance with eight key areas identified by the central government for development of Smart Cities
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 11:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jodhpur |HT Correspondent
With World Environment Day on June 5, HT looks at housing societies in the city which are ready for the monsoon with their rainwater harvesting projects
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 04:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | , PunePrachi Bari
The structure can help collect 831,000 liters of rainwater annually whereas the capacity of its subsurface storage tank comes to 30,000 liters. On an average, per day 600 liters of water can be drawn from the rainwater harvesting structure.
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 10:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | HT Correspondent