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GHMC proposes to make rainwater harvesting pits compulsory

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Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is planning to make rainwater harvesting pits compulsory for all houses on 100 square metres.

GHMC Commissioner Dr. B Janardhan Reddy on Saturday held a review meeting with senior officials to discuss the proposal. He said a proposal was being sent to the State Government to constitute a committee to study the proposal. He said that the State Government has the powers to issue orders making rainwater harvesting pits compulsory in all houses.

The Commissioner informed that Rs. 3.17 Crore were spent from 2008-2012 for the construction of 2,135 rain harvesting pits. Similarly, Rs. 7.6 Crore were spent from 2012-2014 to construct 3,622 pts. He said that the rain harvesting pits have also been taken up in parks, playgrounds, schools, educational institutions in the past.

Dr. Janardhan Reddy said that the corporation would take up construction of 100 rain harvesting pits in each zone and two-year-old pits would be repaired. (INN)

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