Deputy commissioner's model plans for rainwater harvesting

Office gets a new, artistic look, thanks to Nirmiti Kendra

Deputy commissioner's model  plans for rainwater harvesting

Office of the deputy commissioner is set to develop a garden using rainwater harvested on its premises.

The project, envisaged to conserve and use water economically, will serve as a model for other departments and citizens, said Deputy Commissioner Dr D S Vishwanath.

Water paintings

Slogans on conservation of water will be painted on the compound walls of the office while statues of a woman and a man carrying a pot have been installed in the garden. The work of art conveys the need for harvesting rainwater.

The Deputy Commissioner’s office premises, which used to be clean only during national festivals, now wears a new look with the artworks and models of the rainwater harvesting enlivening it.

The project, which is estimated to cost Rs five lakh, is being executed by Zilla Nirmiti Kendra.

A fence of iron grills have been put up and ground is prepared to lay lawn and plant saplings.

“The rainwater harvested will be used to water the garden,” said the deputy commissioner.

The work that began in August this year, is expected to be complete by November.

Drought and water

Vishwanath said: “Given the perennial drought situation and scarcity of rainfall, conserving every single drop of water is significant.

Harvesting rainwater in individual houses and offices will help in addressing problem of water scarcity.”

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