In order to avoid wastage of rainwater, the Arvind Kejriwal government has decided to ease the rules for the installation of rainwater harvesting systems.Water Minister and Delhi Jal Board Chairman Satyendar Jain took many important decisions after meeting with senior officials.The government will give financial assistance of up to Rs 50,000 to those who install this system.Also, there will be a 10 percent discount on the water bill.
It is mandatory to install a rainwater harvesting system in a house built on an area of one hundred square meters or more.By December 31, people will have to install it in their homes.Now instead of Delhi Jal Board, a certificate can be obtained from any architect registered in the Council of Architecture instead of the Delhi Jal Board.Earlier it had to be certified by Delhi Jal Board.
Satyendar Jain said that the Delhi government has studied many experiments to increase the groundwater level and use rainwater efficiently.It also has rainwater harvesting model of Dungarpur in Rajasthan.This is known as the 'Inline Rain Water Harvesting System'.It is quite economical.This water harvesting system is made using new technology.In this, the pit that collects rainwater goes directly to the borewell.
The rainwater gets filtered inside the pipe, so there is no need to build a separate filter system or harvesting pit.It costs 75 thousand to one lakh rupees to build a traditional rainwater harvesting system.At the same time, this system is ready in only 16 thousand rupees.To promote rainwater harvesting, the Jal Board has set up 12 Jal Shakti Kendras in all the districts of Delhi.This gives people technical support.
Details of financial assistance given by the government
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