Sunday, December 29, 2019

Ensuring water security

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently released the operational guidelines of Jal Jeevan Mission which is centre govt's initiative to provide Functional Household Tap Connections to every rural household by 2024. Out of 17.87 crore rural households in the country about 14.6 crore which accounts for 81.67 percent are yet to have household tap connections for water. The Jal Jeevan Scheme will be implemented through institutional mechanism at four levels - national, state, district and gram panchayat or its sub committees. Women will play a bigger role in this scheme and the paani samitis or the user group will decide about the user fee for sustainability of the scheme.

Drop by drop rain water harvesting

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Illustrating the historical traditions of water harvesting, Saiphy from Rain Water Harvesting Unit of CSE emphasis on the need for harvesting rain water and also explains the modern trends involved.
Participants: Suresh Thakur and Shalini Rawat
Experts: Salahuddin Saiphy, RWH unit, Centre for Science and Environment

Prime Minister Mann ki baat in tamil December

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Why Harvest Rainwater ?

There are many reasons people choose to use rainwater around their home and even for drinking. In fact, the reality is that using rainwater can bring significant economic, social and environmental benefits. Below are just a few reasons people choose to use rainwater – and the benefits this choice brings.

Reducing dependence on mains water

By using a Rain Harvesting system to supply water for some or all of your requirements, you can reduce your dependence on mains water. In turn, this will reduce your water bills and save you money. It will also ensure you’re less affected by any water restrictions that are put in place due to drought or the need to protect community water supplies from overuse.

It’s not just individuals who can save money by reducing their dependence on mains water, either. The cost of supplying mains water to the community continues to increase.  The construction and maintenance of dams, pipes and treatment plants is huge, and tax and rate payers foot the bill. The less people are reliant upon these systems, the less they will need to be expanded.


Mains water is not available in many rural or low population density areas. In these areas, the most obvious benefit of rain harvesting is to have a supply of water to sustain life and meet your other needs. It may also be necessary to use rainwater as a backup or supplement for other water supplies, such as a bore or dam on your property, or to ensure you have a store of water available to fight bushfires.Using rainwater can bring many economic benefits. Rain Harvesting can help you save money on your water bills and store water in an economic way.In some suburbs and states, government have introduced legislation and regulations mandating the installation of rainwater tanks for new homes or setting new standards for energy and water efficiency that new dwellings need to meet.

Health & personal preference

Some people prefer to use rainwater for reasons related to health or personal preference. For example, some people prefer to drink fresh water without the added chemicals that are used to treat mains supplied water. Others live in areas where the mains water is salty, “hard”, contains heavy metals or has an unpleasant odour, making rainwater an attractive alternative.

Environmental considerations

Rain Harvesting and the use of rainwater around your property can also bring benefits for the environment. By harvesting the rainwater that lands on your roof, you can reduce the impact of stormwater runoff in your area, which can otherwise damage creeks and other water habitats. Rainwater is also good for the garden – after all, it’s what your garden is naturally watered with.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Rain water Filter

மழைநீர் சேகரிப்பு என்பது மழை நீரை வீணாக்காமல் சேமித்து வைப்பது ஆகும். மழைநீரைச் சேகரித்து பொதுமக்களின் குடிநீர் தேவைகளுக்கும், கால்நடைகளுக்கும், நீர்ப்பாசனத்திற்கும் நிலத்தடி நீர்மட்டத்தை உயர்த்துவதற்கும் பயன்படுத்தலாம்

Rain water filter

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