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Under the Centre’s plan, roofs of buildings under PMAY including schools and houses, will be fitted with pipes to bring water to tanks built on the ground.(HT File / Representational Photo)

Govt to harvest rainwater on rooftops of PMAY buildings

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 08:04 AM IST
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.
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Cambridge School, Kandivli (East), organized a program on resource conservation.(HT)
Cambridge School, Kandivli (East), organized a program on resource conservation.(HT)

Young nature warriors take conservation vow

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 01:39 PM IST
They were sensitised to environmental issues through a resource conservation programme organised in coordination with Tata Power.
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Tweeple dropped hilarious responses on the Mumbai skyscraper video.(Twitter/K Sudarshan)
Tweeple dropped hilarious responses on the Mumbai skyscraper video.(Twitter/K Sudarshan)

Mumbai’s Cuffe Parade skyscraper turns into ‘waterfall,’ video goes viral

By Indo Asian News Service | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 02:13 PM IST
The video shows water gushing down from a Mumbai skyscraper. Shared just a day before, the clip has already amassed over 66,000 views.
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The audit team will take feedback of 200 passengers on September 3 that will further determine the fate of the Ludhiana railway station. It will get a particular green score on the basis of the audit’s outcome.(Gurpreet Singh)
The audit team will take feedback of 200 passengers on September 3 that will further determine the fate of the Ludhiana railway station. It will get a particular green score on the basis of the audit’s outcome.(Gurpreet Singh)

Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat: Cleanliness audit of Ludhiana railway station begins

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 11:11 PM IST
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Students of St Lawrence High School, Borivli, made science projects on topics ranging from rainwater harvesting to electric car.(HT)
Students of St Lawrence High School, Borivli, made science projects on topics ranging from rainwater harvesting to electric car.(HT)

Science exhibition held by children in Borivli

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 12:40 PM IST
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.
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GS Shetty International School in Nahur recently organised a science exhibition.(HT PHOTO)
GS Shetty International School in Nahur recently organised a science exhibition.(HT PHOTO)

Science exhibition organised in school

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 01:08 AM IST
Students had made still models, working models, colourful charts with different hues and posters, among others
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According to the norms, school buildings which came up after 2007 were equipped with rainwater harvesting systems.(HT Photo)
According to the norms, school buildings which came up after 2007 were equipped with rainwater harvesting systems.(HT Photo)

Rainwater harvesting systems in 200 civic schools lying unused

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 11:10 AM IST
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.
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Speakers at a panel discussion on rainwater management organised in Lucknow on Sunday.
Speakers at a panel discussion on rainwater management organised in Lucknow on Sunday.

‘Water harvesting must be taken up seriously’

By HT Correspondent | Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:23 AM IST
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.
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Rainwater harvesting is carried out in surface storage bodies like rivers and lakes. (Representational image)
Rainwater harvesting is carried out in surface storage bodies like rivers and lakes. (Representational image)

Rainwater reservoir we can all help build

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 12:21 PM IST
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.
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The Ghaziabad development authority has started inspecting buildings across different zones to check the conditions of rainwater harvesting (RWH) units. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The Ghaziabad development authority has started inspecting buildings across different zones to check the conditions of rainwater harvesting (RWH) units. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

GDA starts inspection of rain water harvesting units, tree plantation compliance

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 10:27 PM IST
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.
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DTCP inspections showed only half of the rainwater harvesting sites were functional.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
DTCP inspections showed only half of the rainwater harvesting sites were functional.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

31 Gurugram housing projects get notices over faulty rainwater harvesting

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 11:43 AM IST
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.
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Representative(HT)
Representative(HT)

Schools to take lead in rainwater harvesting in UP’s Prayagraj

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2019 03:07 PM IST
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.
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Most housing societies have rain harvesting systems, but they are installed just to get completion certificates and are dysfunctional.(HT file photo)
Most housing societies have rain harvesting systems, but they are installed just to get completion certificates and are dysfunctional.(HT file photo)

GDA orders survey to find status of 799 rainwater harvesting units in city

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 05:56 PM IST
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.
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There are many steps that the government and the water ministry need to take, but it is also upon each one of us to begin to recognise that if the groundwater dries up, all of us will face the consequences(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
There are many steps that the government and the water ministry need to take, but it is also upon each one of us to begin to recognise that if the groundwater dries up, all of us will face the consequences(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Use less, conserve more, a water crisis is upon us all, says expert Kalpana Viswanath

UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 08:01 AM IST
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.
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Parliament members on Monday suggested interventions such as interlinking of rivers and rainwater harvesting to deal with the water crisis affecting large parts of the country.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Parliament members on Monday suggested interventions such as interlinking of rivers and rainwater harvesting to deal with the water crisis affecting large parts of the country.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

House discusses ways to resolve water crisis

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2019 11:57 PM IST
According to India Meteorological Department’s latest data, over half of India is facing drought-like conditions.
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Rainwater harvesting tank. (HT Photo)
Rainwater harvesting tank. (HT Photo)

Sonbhadra gets first ‘taanka’ in Uttar Pradesh to harvest rainwater

By Sudhir Kumar | Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 12:26 PM IST
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.
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During rains, the rainwater from the field is directed to these collection pits, the water then enters the collection pits via a series of trenches or pipes thus replenishing the water tables and aquifers(HT File Photo / Representative image)
During rains, the rainwater from the field is directed to these collection pits, the water then enters the collection pits via a series of trenches or pipes thus replenishing the water tables and aquifers(HT File Photo / Representative image)

Boost in profits as Rajasthan farmers turn to rainwater harvesting

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 02:03 PM IST
Kumarappa Institute of Gram Swaraj a Jaipur based NGO took the initiative of recharging dry wells through rainwater harvesting and chose Chaksu panchayat samiti.
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Rainwater harvesting pits in Parkview Residency.(HT Photo)
Rainwater harvesting pits in Parkview Residency.(HT Photo)

DTCP pushes for rainwater harvesting

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2019 01:24 AM IST
Occupancy certificates of properties that violate the rules prescribed for rainwater harvesting will be cancelled, said KM Pandurang, director, DTCP.
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The price difference between under-construction and ready-to-move homes has reduced, it has not vanished altogether.(Representative Image/Mint/File Photo)
The price difference between under-construction and ready-to-move homes has reduced, it has not vanished altogether.(Representative Image/Mint/File Photo)

5-point checklist for homes under construction

By Anuj Puri
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 12:00 PM IST
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.
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The schools were issued a final warning to pay the compensation within three days by the DoE on May 9.(Hindustan Times)
The schools were issued a final warning to pay the compensation within three days by the DoE on May 9.(Hindustan Times)

For not installing rainwater system, 605 pvt schools to lose recognition

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 05:21 AM 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.
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A devotee drops flowers into the composting machine at Bhajan Samaj temple in Ghatkopar.(HT)
A devotee drops flowers into the composting machine at Bhajan Samaj temple in Ghatkopar.(HT)

No prayer goes to waste at this temple in Mumbai

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 09:07 AM IST
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
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Narsanna Koppula has an 11.5-acre perma-farm in Telangana. There are no neat rows, trees coexist with shrubs. As with most such farms, there’s also a small water body built in, home to fish. He keeps bees. The fish make the water nutrient-rich for the plants; the bees help in pollination. Here, he shows enthusiasts around during a permaculture design course.(Sneha Koppula)
Narsanna Koppula has an 11.5-acre perma-farm in Telangana. There are no neat rows, trees coexist with shrubs. As with most such farms, there’s also a small water body built in, home to fish. He keeps bees. The fish make the water nutrient-rich for the plants; the bees help in pollination. Here, he shows enthusiasts around during a permaculture design course.(Sneha Koppula)

Meet the people growing food forests in their backyards

By Anesha George | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 02:00 PM IST
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.
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Gurugram’s first plastic road was built on a 100-metre stretch in Sector 51, on December 19.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Gurugram’s first plastic road was built on a 100-metre stretch in Sector 51, on December 19.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Rainwater harvesting, laying plastic roads high on MCG agenda in 2019

By Kartik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 03:17 PM IST
MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav says this work would permanently solve two of city’s most perennial problems.
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Amit Joshi, secretary, Saidatt Residency showing the rainwater harvesting system in Saidatt residency, Baner.(HT PHOTO)
Amit Joshi, secretary, Saidatt Residency showing the rainwater harvesting system in Saidatt residency, Baner.(HT PHOTO)

Water scarcity, high-cost water tankers and tax rebate fails to promote rainwater harvesting in Pune

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 04:15 PM IST
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.
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(L-R) Danseuse Sharon Lowen, fashion designer Rina Dhaka, artist Jayasri Burman and fashion designer Gaurav Jai Gupta
(L-R) Danseuse Sharon Lowen, fashion designer Rina Dhaka, artist Jayasri Burman and fashion designer Gaurav Jai Gupta

Here’s what Delhi based celebs are doing to conserve water

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2018 04:24 PM IST
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.
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The sewage treatment system set up at Haripur village in Jalandhar.(HT Photo)
The sewage treatment system set up at Haripur village in Jalandhar.(HT Photo)

Jalandhar’s Haripur village leads way in sewage treatment, rainwater harvesting

By Parampreet Singh Narula | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 02:33 PM IST
Rural minister directs officials in state to follow suit
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A blocked road gully at Sector 11 in Panchkula is already overflowing on a rain-free day.(Sant Arora /HT)
A blocked road gully at Sector 11 in Panchkula is already overflowing on a rain-free day.(Sant Arora /HT)

With not a single gully cleaned, Panchkula residents fear flooding in monsoons

By Yuvraj Kaushal | Hindustan Times, Panchkula
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 12:21 PM IST
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.
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Jaisalmer Military Station being developed into a Smart Armed Forces Station.(HT PHOTO)
Jaisalmer Military Station being developed into a Smart Armed Forces Station.(HT PHOTO)

Developing Jaisalmer military station as smart armed forces station

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jodhpur
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 11:15 PM IST
A detailed plan has been formulated in consonance with eight key areas identified by the central government for development of Smart Cities
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According to Sanskriti Menon, member of centre for environment and education (CEE), Pune needs to develop a city-level strategy for protecting areas which have a natural recharge mechanism and should create recharge structures wherever required.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)
According to Sanskriti Menon, member of centre for environment and education (CEE), Pune needs to develop a city-level strategy for protecting areas which have a natural recharge mechanism and should create recharge structures wherever required.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

World Environment Day: Pune’s eco-warriors saving the blue drops to stay green

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 04:29 PM IST
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
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The rooftop rainwater harvesting model has been devised by state planning commission advisor HP Uniyal, who was formerly the chief general manager of Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
The rooftop rainwater harvesting model has been devised by state planning commission advisor HP Uniyal, who was formerly the chief general manager of Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))

Rainwater harvesting system model to be replicated in state, a law in the offing

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 10:10 PM IST
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.
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