Press Esc to close
Thursday 29 June 2017
News updated at 12:48 AM IST

Rule on rainwater harvesting amended to fix loophole

Bengaluru, Jul 15, 2016, DHNS: 2:01 IST
The bill seeks to amend the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage (Amendment) Bill, 2016, for this purpose. The government had a few months ago, made rainwater harvesting mandatory for all buildings on sites not less than 2,400  sq ft. DH graphic
The Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed an amendment bill that makes rainwater harvesting compulsory for houses being built on plots not less than 108 sq mts. Houses already built on sites measuring 216 sq mts must also adopt rainwater harvesting.

The bill seeks to amend the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage (Amendment) Bill, 2016, for this purpose. The government had a few months ago, made rainwater harvesting mandatory for all buildings on sites not less than 2,400sq ft.

Similarly, it was made compulsory for owners building houses on sites not less than 1,200 sq ft. But the BDA and KHB allot sites that measure 216 sq mts and 108 sq mts. These add up to less than 2,400 sq ft and 1,200 sq ft respectively. The government has, therefore sought to rectify this loophole in the law through this amendment bill.

The new rule on rainwater harvesting will be applicable in BBMP limits. The bill was piloted by Bengaluru Urban Development Minister K J George. There was no discussion on the bill as the Opposition was vociferously demanding the resignation of George in connection with the death of police officer M K Ganapathi.

The BJP members, who were staging a dharna in the well of House, tore the bill copies. Opposition leader Jagadish Shettar took exception to Speaker K B Koliwad conducting the proceedings and allowing passage of bills despite disorder in the House.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actors Jackie Shroff, Sharbani Mukherjee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar with yoga...

Bollywood actors Jackie Shroff, Sharbani Mukherjee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar with yoga...

A participant shows a placard during a silent protest 'Not in My Name' against the targeted...

A participant shows a placard during a silent protest 'Not in My Name' against the targeted...

A group of Buddhist monks stand in a line during a religious ceremony at a temple in Colombo...

A group of Buddhist monks stand in a line during a religious ceremony at a temple in Colombo...

An employee works at the open joint stock company 'Borisovskiy Zavod Medicinskikh Preparatov'...

An employee works at the open joint stock company 'Borisovskiy Zavod Medicinskikh Preparatov'...

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, toasts at a meeting with graduates of military...

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, toasts at a meeting with graduates of military...

A duck and her little ones swim in Danube river on a hot summer day in Vienna...

A duck and her little ones swim in Danube river on a hot summer day in Vienna...

A group of journalist protest outside the National Palace for the slain journalist Salvador Adame...

A group of journalist protest outside the National Palace for the slain journalist Salvador Adame...

Noted historian and writer Ramchandra Guha along with other citizens holding placards during...

Noted historian and writer Ramchandra Guha along with other citizens holding placards during...

A barber attends a customer at the closed Burrabazar during a bandh against GST...

A barber attends a customer at the closed Burrabazar during a bandh against GST...

Bollywood actress Sridevi, in a traditional Bengali attire, speaks as former Indian cricket...

Bollywood actress Sridevi, in a traditional Bengali attire, speaks as former Indian cricket...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.