In the wake of a national water crisis, Delhi government makes rainwater harvesting mandatory for all government offices

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Parliament, in New Delhi on June 21, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
  • Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to say that rainwater harvesting will be mandatory for all government offices in Delhi.
  • The government is also testing natural water storage in the Yamuna river floodplains.
  • The central government had recently launched an initiative on the lines of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan called Jal Shakti Abhiyan.
Delhi government is taking steps towards water conservation. The Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to announce multiple pilot projects for water conservation. One of them is to make rainwater harvesting mandatory for all government offices in the national capital.

Kejriwal said that head of departments have been “directed to install systems in buildings which don't have it and existing systems to be cleaned and kept ready before monsoons”.

Not just that, as the monsoon is expected to come in, the government also wants to test natural water storage in the Yamuna river floodplains.

The central government recently launched an initiative called Jal Shakti Abhiyan' - a campaign for water conservation and water security, in the wake of an acute water crisis in the country.

The delayed monsoon is expected to hit Delhi between July 3-5 and these water conservation projects seem to be the need of the hour.

According to an IANS report, about 24 states in the country have received deficient rainfall in June with 250 districts across India reeling under severe water crisis.
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