Municipal corporation of Bhopal has forgot the necessity of water harvesting system. Municipal corporation neither aware the motor owners nor they constructed harvesting system in Bhavans. State government has given the orders to construct rain water harvesting system in all areas from 2009. But still municipal corporation is not doing anything for that. Rainy season has started, but what is the condition of harvesting system in bhavans is not investigated by the corporation. They haven’t done an awareness program till now.
The investigation of bhavans regarding roof top water harvesting was under assistant engineer and sub engineer. The construction of bhavans is under municipal corporation. Corporation gives the order and then bhavans are constructed, an advance of 7000 or 15000 is taken from the owner as safety money. If roof water system is not constructed by them, the municipal corporation will construct it from the security money. But in the last 10 years municipal corporation has not done any investigations. Despite there are owners who have constructed rain water harvesting system but they didn’t go to collect the advance payment. Municipal corporation has not started any awareness program regarding that. It has been ordered by the state that if owner doesn’t construct the system after construction of bhavans, corporation will do that work. This plan was launched on 26 December, 2009. The ground water level is decreasing day by day.
There are places in the state where bore is the only source of water, but the government is still not concern about the harvesting system. And this is the reason for not constructing water harvesting system in areas. State government and municipal corporation can set an example in front of urban people so that they can think the same way. The rain water gets wasted and flows in gutters. Rain water harvesting system is important.
8 lakh liter water can be saved
If we listen to the specialists, they say according to the rain we get every year, 8 lakh liter water can be saved by rain water harvesting system. A family needs about 4 to 5 lakh liter water per year. This can be covered very easily. This system takes 10 to 12 thousand rupees. If a family takes 250 rupees water per tanker, it will cost them 1000. Likewise, 12000 rupees will be consumed. The investment needed for this system can be covered in a year.
“we have discussed about this in smart city. We are taking suggestions from specialists. We will take care for the investigation where system is not constructed. We will also assure to take fine from the person who doesn’t construct the system”
– Alok Sharma, Mayor
The system will not only be constructed in government bhavans
Municipal corporation gives suggestions about constructing roof water in houses, but itself doing nothing. There is a bhavan of municipal corporation in Shahpura. It is about 4000 square foot. About 4 lakh liter water can be conserved from here. If a system is constructed, water need of 3200 people in a day can be completed. Bhavan situated in 6 number but no roof water system is constructed there. The roof is about 20 square foot. We can conserve about 20 lakh liter water and save people from water crisis.
There is no roof water system in municipal corporation building
The building of municipal corporation in ISBT where corporation council sits has the absence of roof water system. Likewise, the office of Mata Mandir also has the absence of this system. If municipal corporation itself is not doing anything for their buildings we cannot accept it to do for others. If the roof of bhavan is more than 140 square foot, rain water system is mandatory there.