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Jamia submits report on Gurgaon rainwater harvesting

Source: Sify News, Date: , 2010

The Jamia Millia Islamia University Monday submitted a draft master plan on feasibility of rainwater harvesting for Gurgaon.

According to a press statement, the university has submitted a report on 'Feasibility and Design of Rainwater Harvesting Master Plan of Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) Area' to the MCG Commissioner.

'The draft master plan report was prepared by the university after a thorough study of the area and considering the relevant parameters such as rainfall, groundwater condition and behaviour, geology of the area, hydro-geo-environmental conditions and hydro-geological condition,' the press statement said.

The report has been prepared by the university's department of civil engineering.

The department has also found some methods of effective rain water harvesting with 30 percent of the total area allocated each for roof tops and roads, and 40 percent for vegetation. There is also a provision of 265 injection wells in the 11 zones of MCG.

Apart from other modern techniques, the university also recommended that the structures be located in depression area in absence of storm water drains in order to avoid contamination, especially on the road sides, and that the structures should be closed from top to avoid any oil spillage.