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Rainwater harvesting – how long can India afford to ignore it?

Updated : June 18, 2019 03:51 PM IST

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board has mandated that every structure built on 30x40 square feet and above and old buildings built on 40x60 square feet above should install rainwater harvesting.
Rainwater harvesting is compulsory in Chennai, and fresh designs for rainwater harvesting structures have been incorporated into the Tamil Nadu Combined Development and Building Rules, 2019.
In rural Maharashtra, Shirpur - once an arid, drought-stricken area - has literally turned green due to the adoption of rainwater harvesting.
Rainwater harvesting – how long can India afford to ignore it?

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