Watch: Lalbagh gets 124 more rainwater harvesting pits
“It will help increase the ground water table not only in Lalbagh but also in surrounding areas,’’ said Jagadeesh,
There are 209 rainwater harvesting pits in Lalbagh. While the Department of Horticulture had dug up 85 rainwater harvesting pits, United Way and Bosch have sponsored 124 rainwater harvesting pits. Each
“One hundred and twenty four pits can harvest 1,33,92,000 litres of water if there is rainfall for 30 days. Eighty five rain water harvesting pits by the Department of Horticulture can harvest 1,08,83,400 litre of water during the monsoon,’’ said Jagadeesh. According to him, there used to be water logging and wastage of water during the monsoon. “Rainwater used to flow from south to the north and finally reach the storm water drain. Now, there is no water logging or wastage of water due to the rainwater harvesting pits,’’ he said.
Ravi Chandra, president, State Walkers’ Association, appreciated
Raju N, a visitor, said it would be great if the Horticulture Department officials adds 100 more rainwater harvesting pits in Lalbagh.
Vijay Nishanth, who is a tree doctor, appreciated the move. “It will really help with groundwater recharge all around the area and help Lalbagh keep green in every way. It is a well thought out idea and will support flora and fauna of Lalbagh,’’ he said.