By the people
CSE is constantly deluged with queries and ideas from people, who are deeply concerned about the steadily intensifying water crisis. They are also keen to play an active role in managing water.
Responding to this and to establish the fact that rainwater harvesting (RWH) can be taken up by all individuals, CSE has identified five model projects in Delhi from among those that have been designed by it. On August 9, a group of journalist was taken for a day-long trip to these following sites:
CSE is regularly monitoring the impact.
The impact speaks for itself. "The water level has improved by three to five meters within a year",declared a proud Ahmed Ali Khan, executive engineer with Jamia Hamdard University. Kulbhushan Oberoi, chairman, Mira Model School, reflected similar sentiments, when he said, "This year, when Delhi is reeling under severe water stress, we are yet to experience it. Significantly, it has made a notable impact on the psyche of the students and their parents."
Both the schools - Sri Ram and Mira Model have not only included RWH as a part of their curriculum but have also actively involved students in generating awareness. "We have plans to assist RWH projects in municipal schools. Recently, we have also sought permission from Delhi Development Authority, for doing RWH in the ridge area, just behind our school", disclosed Madhu Bhatnagar, the principal of Sri Ram School.
The journalists were impressed by the zeal of the people. The simple workable designs of the structures also stirred their interest. The days visit generated a wide reportage, both in the print and electronic media.
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