Legislators, officials dig up rainwater harvesting pits

Legislators, officials dig up rainwater harvesting pits
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Alarmed at the plummeting groundwater table across the district; common public, government agencies and legislators have come together in the district to harvest rainwater to recharge the groundwater. The campaigning for rainwater harvesting is being conducted like a movement with an active involvement of the legislators, government officials, non-governmental organisations and common public.

Warangal: Alarmed at the plummeting groundwater table across the district; common public, government agencies and legislators have come together in the district to harvest rainwater to recharge the groundwater. The campaigning for rainwater harvesting is being conducted like a movement with an active involvement of the legislators, government officials, non-governmental organisations and common public. In this, the legislators are taking the lead.

Warangal (West) MLA D Vinay Bhaskar along with Warangal Mayor N Narender has been conducting campaigns in the residential colonies asking the public to construct rainwater harvesting pits while offering incentives on property tax and charges levied while granting permissions for new house constructions.

The response is good as the public are coming forward to construct percolation pits in their houses to harvest rainwater. During the last couple of months setting an example, hundreds of residents in the constituency have constructed water harvesting pits and it is a good sign, he told The Hans India.

Recently, Mayor N Narender and 50th division corporation D Vijay Bhasker have launched construction of water harvesting pits at temples, churches and masjids after prayers at those places. The pits were constructed at 150 residences at the same time. The police too have joined the campaign.

Commissioner of Police G Sudheer Babu has drawn up plans to construct percolation pits at all the police stations under the limits of Warangal police Commissionerate. ‘It is the need of the hour as the situation is alarming in terms of groundwater levels,’ he said. In Mahabubabad police sub- division, DSP Rajamahendra Naik launched the campaign by constructing a harvesting pit in his office and asked all police stations in the subdivision to construct percolation pits.

He convinced 250 residents in Mahabubabad town to construct harvesting pits. Disha Social Service Organisation founder and a school teacher V Gurunatha Rao engaged the students of Zilla Parishad Secondary School (ZPSS) at Kambalapalli in Mahabubabad mandal to construct percolation pits in the school.

TSRTC Warangal regional manager E Yadagiri has launched a programme to construct rainwater harvesting pits in Warangal and Hanamkonda bus depots. ‘We are doing our part to harvest rainwater as water scarcity has become a universal problem,’ he said.

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