L-G asks varsity to build rainwater harvesting system

She directed the college authorities to ensure that rainwater harvesting systems were provided in two buildings and wells were dug to capture run-off rainwater. The visit to Pondicherry University revealed that the institution was not seized of the imperativeness of rainwater harvesting and the systems were not in place either for rooftop rainwater harvesting, run-off rainwater capture, treatment and recycling of waste water. Governor directed the university administration to build rainwater harvesting structures in all its buildings and to calculate water requirement and rationalise water usage. Huge scopeMs. Bedi said that Pondicherry Engineering College, spread on 185 acres of land, had a large scope for harvesting rainwater. Expressing concern over Kalapet having the lowest water table, Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi has stressed the need to create rainwater harvesting structures in two higher educational institutions.

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