A NEW BEGINNING

 






By the people
  

IN FOCUS

Open letter to the
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Khandwa,Catching every droplet
The lost pond
 

CAMPAIGN

From the courtroom
Face to face
Destroy, then revive

INITIATIVE

Woman power
Paying up
A tiny oasis in Uttar Pradesh
Smile!
CII’s water meet
Rotary’s initiative
Brick by brick
Nurturing the future
CSE’s pilgrims in Madhya Pradesh
Taking initiative
Experiments with water

NEWS FROM GUJARAT

Pure rain
In a great hurry!

JAL BIRADARI

As priceless as amrit
Reviving pynes

JAL YODHA

D V Subramanaian
Ashutosh Agnihotri


NEWS FROM CHENNAI

Rain centre inaugurated
The Alacrity cycle
Porous roads
Plumbers’ meet
Women’s meet


CSE' LATEST DESIGNS

Making a mark in Laburnam

TECHNOLOGY

Pollutants to bind roads
Make your own rain gauge
Smart farming tool
Techno tit bits


CLASSROOM

WATER WISDOM

FUNDING AGENCY

NEWS FROM ABROAD

WATER IN NEWS

AN OPPORTUNITY

READERS SPACE

BOOK/DOCUMENTS

VISUAL WATCH

WEB INFO

EVENT

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Vol. 4                                     No. 4               August-September  2002

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By the people

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At Jamia Hamdard University

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:

  • Jamia Hamdard University
  • Panchsheel Park Colony
  • The Sri Ram School
  • Janaki Devi Memorial College
  • Mira Model School

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.

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Chandra and Aarti, third grade students of Mira Model School, portray rainwater harvesting systems

The journalists were impressed by the zeal of the people. The simple workable designs of the structures also stirred their interest. The day’s visit generated a wide reportage, both in the print and electronic media.



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