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LEGISLATION ON RAINWATER HARVESTING

Implementation of the Bye-Laws in different States & Cities

KERALA
Reform

• The Kerala Municipality Building Rules, 1999 were amended by a notification dated  January 12, 2004 (Local Self Government Department Notification) issued by the

Government of Kerala to include rainwater harvesting structures in new constructions.  Exemption from this can be granted for cases where water logging is common or in areas with impermeable subsoil conditions to considerable depths.

Steps Taken/Status

  Administrative
Measures
Implementation Monitoring Technical Awareness
Generation/
Stakeholder
Involvement
Incentives
Mandatory   Implementation
of RWH
structures was
distributed
amongst
different
agencies:
Kerala Water
Authority (1231
of the 6,000
subsidized
structures) and
Jalanidhi (816 of
the 6,000
subsidized
structures)
Kerala
Government
plans to take up
8,750 wells for
RWH
    Multiple
ownership
has been
found to work
more
effectively in
case of RWH.
RWH
structures in
flats with
multiple
owners are
maintained
better than
those in
individual
houses.
Kerala
Government
planned to
subsidize
the
construction
of 6,000
water
harvesting
units in
2007
(distributed
amongst
Kerala
Water
Authority
and
Jalanidhi).
KWA would
grant a
subsidy of
90%
whereas
Jalanidhi
would grant
75%
subsidy.

NEW DELHI
Reform
• Since June 2001, the Ministry of Urban Development has made rainwater harvesting mandatory in all new buildings with a roof area of more than 100 sq. m. and in all plots with an area of more than 1000 sq. m., that are being developed.

• The Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has made rainwater harvesting mandatory in all institutions and residential colonies in notified areas (South and South-west Delhi and adjoining areas like Faridabad, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad). This is also applicable to all the buildings in notified areas that have tube wells. The deadline for this was for March 31, 2002. CGWA has also banned drilling of tube wells in notified areas.

Steps Taken / Status

  Administrative
Measures
Implementation Monitoring Technical Awareness
Generation/
Stakeholder
Involvement
Incentives
Mandatory In accordance
with the
Ministry of
Urban Affairs
and Poverty
Alleviation
Notification,
Delhi
Development
Authority has
made it
mandatory for
all new
buildings with a
roof area of
more than 100
sq. m. and in
all plots with an
area of more
than 1000 sq.
m. to have rain
water
harvesting
provision.
Building plans
are not
sanctioned
unless such
provision is
provided.
DDA/MCD
representatives
undertake a site
inspection
before issue of
Completion
Certificate to the
building and
ensure that the
RWH is made
as per plan.
Central Ground
Water Board
has undertaken
a study of
critical
groundwater
zones in the city
All
buildings/plots
willing to drill
boreholes in the
premises need
prior permission
from CGWB
Delhi Jal Board
(under Ministry
of Water
Resources) has
a dedicated
Rain Water
Harvesting Cell
    Pilot Projects
on RWH
have been
undertaken
in several
Government
Buildings
DJB
encourages
NGO
participation
in the sector
Delhi Jal
Board under
Ministry of
Water
Resources
provides
financial
incentives
for
construction
of RWH pits
in the form
of 50% of
the cost of
construction
or upto Rs. 2
Lakh cash to
registered
Resident
Welfare
Associations
which have
implemented
RWH.
DJB gives
awards and
Incentives to
best

INDORE (MADHYA PRADESH)

Reform

• Rainwater harvesting has been made mandatory in all new buildings with an area of 250 sq m or more.

• A rebate of 6 per cent on property tax has been offered as an incentive for implementing rainwater harvesting systems.

• Department of Housing and Environment and Urban Administration and Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh have issued Directives to Urban Local Bodies under Government Order no. F 23 (107) 95 XXXII dated 7th July, 2004 for ensuring installation of Rainwater Harvesting Structures.

Steps Taken / Status

Indore is amongst one of the foremost leaders in propagating and implementing RWH on a large scale. The number of RWH structures in Indore is 3,000 compared to 1,000 in Delhi

  Administrative
Measures
Implementation Monitoring Technical Awareness
Generation/
Stakeholder
Involvement
Incentives/
Penalties
Measures
taken
RWH has been
made
mandatory for
all buildings
with an area of
250 sqm or
more from
2001/02.
RWH has been
included as a
separate head
under the
Municipal
budget.
Under Madhya
Pradesh Bhumi
Vikas Rules,
1984, Rooftop
Rainwater
Harvesting has
been enforced
in
Municipalities
for buildings
more than 250
sq.m.
RWH has been made
mandatory for
G+3
Structures.
A separate
department
named Rain
water harvesting
and Recharging
Department was
set up under
Indore Municipal
Corporation
(IMC) in 2000
for awareness
generation and
to help citizens
adopt RWH in
new and
existing
buildings. The
progress of the
Department is
monitored
regularly by
Municipal
Commissioner,
IMC and
Divisional
Commissioner. Building Department of
IMC sanctions
building
permissions
only after
implementation
of RWH
schemes on site
The department
has
implemented
over 3,000
RWH projects in
residential
buildings and
over 150 in
public buildings
and gardens.
  A separate
Technical
Committee
(with
representatives
from NGOs,
Institutes and
IMC) has also
been formed to
guide the RWH
Department.
RWH cell gives
technical
inputs on RWH
schemes,
ensure new
buildings have
RWH while
seeking
building
permission
IMC has an
Information
Centre to
divulge data
on technical
aspects of
RWH.
All
Government
buildings; Old
and new
gardens
under IMC
are being
provided with
RWH pits as
pilot projects
RWH cell
undertakes
activities
related to
awareness
generation,
conducts
exhibitions,
distributes
pamphlets and
coordinates
with NGOs
Initial
incentive of a
one year
complete
property tax
waiver for
buildings
undertaking
RWH helped
popularize
RWH and
ensured high
compliance
level.
Building
Department
of IMC gives
a rebate of
6% in
property tax
for those
implementing
the scheme
(under
Amendment
to Article 138
of MP Municipal
Corporation
Act, 1956
and Article
126 of MP
Municipalities
Act, 1961 in
March, 2001)

 

KANPUR (UTTAR PRADESH)
• Rainwater harvesting has been made mandatory in all new buildings with an area of 1000 sq m or more.

HYDERABAD (ANDHRA PRADESH)

• Rainwater harvesting has been made mandatory in all new buildings with an area of 300 sq m or more irrespective of the roof area
• Tentative date for enforcing this deadline was June 2001.
• Mandatory to provide RWH in all Group Housing and Commercial Complexes
• Mandatory for all categories of buildings including residential
• All existing buildings in Municipalities/Municipal Corporations shall construct rain water harvesting structures within a period of one year from issue of this GO. Competent authority shall insist on implementation of RWH in all layouts and sub divisions for sanctioning the same

  Administrative
Measures
Implementation Monitoring Technical Awareness
Generation/
Stakeholder
Involvement
Incentives/
Penalties
Measures
taken
Municipal
Corporation of
Hyderabad
(MCH) has also made it
mandatory to
provide RWH to
any additional
buildings/multi
stories in plots
over 300 sqm
All existing
Municipal
building were
made to
undertake RWH
within 1 year
from the issue
of Notification
Hyderabad
Metropolitan
Water Supply
and Sewerage
Board
(HMWS&SB)
has special
Cells at their
office where
people can get
information
regarding RWH
In critical areas,
HMWS&SB has
constructed
nearly 14,000
RWH structures
  Technical
experts
have
questioned HUDA
norms for
RWH
structures
and
believe
that
injection
wells can
be made
5ft deep
instead of
6.5ft deep
as
prescribed
by HUDA
   
             
Shortfall Applications
submitted for
RWH by
citizens to
Municipal
Corporation of
Hyderabad
(MCH), HMWS
& SB and
Hyderabad
Urban
Development
Authority
(HUDA) met
with no or little
response
RWH has not
spread widely
due to non
cooperation of
concerned
departments
Government
departments ask
residents to
contact listed
contractors who
claim very high
rates

Lack of coordination
between different
Government
Departments
dealing with RWH

Out of 5,000
applications
submitted, only
500 are
implementedDepartment of IMC sanctions
building permissions
only after implementation
of RWH schemes on site
The department
has
implemented
over 3,000
RWH projects in
residential
buildings and
over 150 in
public buildings
and gardens.

      50%
subsidy
announced
on RWH
structures
was lifted
due to poor
response.

TAMIL NADU

Reform
• Through an ordinance titled Tamil Nadu Municipal Laws Ordinance, 2003, dated July 19, 2003, the Government of Tamil Nadu has made rainwater harvesting mandatory for all the buildings, both public and private, in the state. The deadline to construct rainwater harvesting structures was August 31, 2003. Municipal Administration and Water Supply (WS1) Department through a Government Order dated Nov. 2002, assigned Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department as the Nodal Departments for RWH, proposed setting up of State level and District Level Coordination Committees and propagated RWH in Government Buildings. It made it mandatory for Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, all MCs, Municipalities, etc to sanction building plans only after implementation of RWH. Water and sewer connection would not be given to new buildings without RWH.

• Notification to Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department dated October 2002 for Provision of Water Conservation Measures, Amendments to Chennai city
Corporation Building Rules, 1972 and Special Rules for the Multi storeyed and Public Buildings, 1974, Tamil Nadu Municipal Corporation of Madurai, Madurai Municipal Corporation Building (Water Conservation) Rules, 2002.

• Government of Tamil Nadu published a notification in the Tamil Nadu Gazette to make amendments to Chennai City Municipal Corporation Act 1919, Tamil Nadu District
Municipalities Act 1920, Madurai City Municipal Corporation 1971 and Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation Act 1981 to make RWH mandatory. Under these amendments
RWH was also made mandatory for all Government buildings

• RWH has been made mandatory in three storied buildings irrespective of the size of rooftop area

Steps taken / Status
 

  Administrative
Measures
Implementation Monitoring Technical Awareness
Generation/
Stakeholder
Involvement
Incentives/
Penalties
Measures
taken
RWH was given
a boost in the
State when it
was given
importance in
CM’s State
budget speech
where the State
recognized the
need for RWH,
proposed
requisite
changes in Town
planning laws
and proposed
massive
awareness
campaigns.
The CM took the
initiative to meet all Local Body
leaders and
Elective
Representatives
to press the
issue
RWH is being
taken up as a
tool to combat
droughts in the
State
State
Government
proposed phase
wise
implementation
of RWH. Under
Phase I the
Tamil Nadu
Municipal and
Panchayat Laws
Ordinance was
issued in July,
2003 which
made RWH
mandatory for
all buildings in
the State by
Aug. 2008.
Under Phase II,
the scope of RWH was
expanded from
buildings to
roads, ponds,
streets, National
and State
Highways, road
margins and
open areas
By end of
October 2003,
more than 48
lakh Non
Government
buildings in
urban areas had
installed RWH
More than 1.72
lakh
Government
sector buildings
have been
provided with
RWH
Building
assessment for
tax computation
is done only for
buildings with
RWH structures.
  TWAD and
Chennai
Metropolitan
Water
Supply and
Sewerage
Board
(CMWSSB)
provides
technical
guidance
RWH
website
hosted by
TWAD
provides
users with a
technical
manual and
Rainfall Calculator
Technical
Information
Centers are
set up at
TWAD
Board Head
Office and
District
Offices to
provide free
technical
guidance.
Tamil Nadu
Water Supply
and Drainage
Board (TWAD)
hosts a
dedicated
website for
RWH which
has full
information
regarding
techniques,
legislations,
success
stories,
technical
information,
manual and
RWH
calculator. The website is
hosted in
English and
Tamil
TWAD
spearheads
the RWH
campaign in
the State and
has started
implementing
RWH in all its
buildings
CMWSSB
website also
has a section
on RWH
Multimodal
communication
techniques
have been
adopted and
measures to
spread
awareness
have been
taken through
involvement of
several
sections of
society
including
NGOs, school
and college
students.
Street plays,
Road shows,
advertisements
in TV,
cinemas, print
Media are
conducted
Students,
Government
Officials are
invited to RWH
Workshops
Seminars have
been held for
Government
Officials,
Students,
Women and
Self Help Groups.
CMWSSB field
staff and
55,000
students were
involved in one
day door to
door campaign
on RWH
More than
25,000
youngsters
were trained in
implementation
of RWH
techniques by
TWAD Board
all over the
Sate to
promote and
implement
RWH
Information
centers have
been set up in
all District
Collectorates
to provide
information on
RWH
RWH projects
implemented in
State Level
Government
buildings
including CM‘s
residence
In case, the
deadline for
implementation
of RWH
structures
(Aug. 2003)
was not met,
the Executive
Authorities
were to
provide the
structure and
recover the
cost from the
owner in a
manner similar
to Property
Tax
Prizes have
been given to students who
motivate their
parents to
implement
RWH and to
schools,
teachers in
each district
who implement
RWH
Water and
sewer
connections to
new buildings
are provided
only after
implementation
of RWH
             
Chennai   Chennai
Municipal
Corporation has
implemented
RWH at 29
flyovers, 242
structures in
open areas, 945
road margins,
1698 structures
on Corporation
streets and
corporation and
temple ponds.
Chennai
Municipal
Corporation sanctions new
building plans
only if they are
provided with
RWH structures.
Chennai
Municipal
Corporation has
provided RWH
structures in
over 3.29lakh
residential/
commercial/
institutional
buildings
Tamil Nadu
State
Government
has created
a
Department
only for the
maintenance
of RWH
structures in
Chennai.
Corporation
of Chennai
provided
RWH
friendly
storm water
drains
without a
concrete
base which
allowed for
infiltration of
water
Rain centers
with working
models and
awareness
generation
material have
been set up in
Chennai
Chennai
Corporation
implemented
RWH in 14
temple
complexes
If the owner/
occupier of the
building fails to
provide RWH
structure
before the said
date, in
Chennai,
Water supply
to such a
building can be
disconnected
under
legislation till
the structure is
provided.

RAJASTHAN

• The State Government has made rainwater harvesting mandatory for all public
establishments and all properties in plots covering more than 500 sq m in urban areas.
 

  Administrative
Measures
Implementation Monitoring Technical Awareness
Generation/
Stakeholder
Involvement
Incentives/
Penalties
Measures
taken
RWH made
mandatory for
all buildings
(under any land
use) with a plot
area of over
approx. 300
sqm
Plots upto
500sqm are
granted
sanction by
Zonal Offices
and those
above 500 sqm
are granted
sanction by the
JMC Planning
Cell after
ensuring
compliance with
RWH norms.
JMC (Jaipur
Municipal Corporation)
sanctions plans
for new
buildings in
areas under
JMC. In areas
under the
jurisdiction of
Development
Authority, the
JDA is the
Competent
Authority.
State Ground
Water Board is
also taking
several
measures to
promote RWH
A period of 6
months was
given after the
issue of
notification for
implementation
of RWH
structures in
houses. After
implementation
of RWH
structure,
owners are
required to
obtain
certification from
Municipal body
and submit it to
PHED
Completion
Certificate is not
issued until
RWH is
implemented
      If
completion
certificate
for RWH is
not
submitted
to PHED,
water
supply
connection
can be
terminated

 MUMBAI

Reform

• The State Government has made rainwater harvesting mandatory for all buildings that are being constructed on plots that are more than 1,000 sq m in size. The deadline set for this was October, 2002.

• By 2007, the same provision became mandatory to buildings with plot area of 3,000 square meters and above and now it is 5,000 square meters.

Steps Taken / Status
 

  Administrative
Measures
Implementation Monitoring Technical Awareness
Generation/
Stakeholder
Involvement
Incentives/
Penalties
Measures
taken
MCGM is the
first MC in
Maharashtra to
make RWH
mandatory.
From Nov.
2002, new buildings within
MCGM
(Municipal
Corporation of
Greater
Mumbai) area
are granted
water
connections
only @90lpcd
(compared to
135lpcd as
supplied
earlier) and
these new
buildings are
required to
meet the
remainder of
demand
through RWH
or recycling.
RWH was
made
mandatory for
all new
buildings with
plot area more
than 1000
sqm.(this was
later extended
to 5000 sqm in
2007)
RWH was also
made
mandatory for
properties
which had
come for
sanction before
Oct. 02 but
were coming
for Completion
certificate from
Nov. 03.
RWH is also
being made
mandatory for
buildings
coming to MCGM for
additions/
alterations/ FSI
TDR use
A Government
Directive was
issued in
March 2005
making RWH
mandatory for
all developers
Recycling has
been made
mandatory for
centrally AC
buildings to
meet the
chilling water
requirements
Installation of
wastewater
treatment
plants had
been made
mandatory for
new buildings
having a plot
area of more
than 2,000
square meters.
RWH has been
imposed as an
IOD (Intimation
of Disapproval)
condition and
Completion
certificate to
buildings is granted only
after installation
of RWH
structure(s).
More than 440
properties have
been issued
Completion
Certificates after
implementation
of RWH since
2002.
MCGM would
undertake RWH
in a phase wise
manner. For the
first phase, they
have identified
high end users
where RWH
would be
implemented.
BMC has sent
notices to over
45 buildings to
undertake RWH
Since new
buildings only
account for 4 to
5% of the total
buildings,
MCGM plans to
extend RWH to
existing
buildings
BMC undertook
several RWH
pilot projects (all
civic buildings
and gardens)
and monitored
these before
going ahead with city level
RWH
implementation
MCGM has a
Technical cell
called RWH
cell, which
was
established
in 2002
(headed by Asst.
Engineer)

RWH cell
hosts
technical
seminars
with leading
organizations
in the field to
enhance
know how on
RWH.

MCGM has
taken the
initiative of
protecting the
existing wells
in the city
and is getting
the wells
digitized with
available
subsoil
details to
build a
database on
existing
groundwater
status in
each locality
and identify
critical areas.

RWH cell has
conducted
citizen essay
competitions in
different
languages,
published an
Information booklet on
RWH,
advertised
hoardings,
conducted
Drawing
Competitions
with Municipal
school children
and involved
NSS students
in awareness
generation.

RWH cell has
also hosted
‘Jal Melas’ in
each
administrative
ward and
trained Ward
staff for
dispersing
basic
information

RWH cell is
involving
NGOs in RWH
implementation
and awareness
generation

RWH cell has
undertaken
pilot RWH
projects in
areas including
industrial areas
and housing
complexes to
increase the
coverage of
RWH

RWH cell has
implemented
at least one
RWH project in
each Municipal
Ward.

RWH cell is setting up 2
RWH centers
which would
comprise of a
pilot project, a
working model,
library,
information on
completed
RWH projects,
recommended
materials for
construction
and list of
people dealing
with RWH.

If
completion
certificate
for RWH is
not
submitted
to PHED,
water
supply
connection
can be
terminated

GUJARAT

Reform
• The state Roads and Buildings Department has made rainwater harvesting mandatory for all government buildings.

• Under the Gujarat Development Control Regulations, buildings with area between 500 and 1500 sq.m.; the owner or developer shall have to undertake Rainwater Harvesting as per the Authority Specifications. For buildings with area between 1500 to 4000 sqm., owner/developer has to provide percolation wells with rain water harvesting system @ one percolating well for every 4000 sqm or part thereof of building unit.

Steps Taken / Status

  Administrative
Measures
Implementation Monitoring Technical Awareness
Generation/
Stakeholder
Involvement
Incentives/
Penalties
Measures
taken

State Roads
and Buildings
Department
has asked
District
Authorities to
implement
RWH in 118
Government
buildings

Provision of
RWH systems
has been made
mandatory for
all new State
Government
buildings
constructed
after 2003.

Under GDCR
(Gujarat
Development
Control
Regulations),
different
Municipalities
are taking
initiatives
towards
making RWH
mandatory for
private
buildings

State Roads
and Buildings
Department has
sanctioned Rs.
25,000 for
implementation
of RWH in 18
buildings.

All existing
State
Government
buildings under
R&D
Department
have been
provided with
RWH systems

Surat Municipal
Corporation has
taken initiatives
to undertake
RWH in open
plots and
gardens

   

MCs like
Surat
Municipal
Corporation
are taking
initiatives
towards
spreading
awareness
on RWH by
organizing
Programmes,
displaying
hoardings,
pamphlets.

 

Haryana

•Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has made rainwater harvesting mandatory in all new buildings irrespective of roof area.

•In the notified areas in Gurgaon town and the adjoining industrial areas all the institutions and residential colonies have been asked to adopt water harvesting by the CGWA. This is also applicable to all the buildings in notified areas having a tubewell, deadline was for March 31, 2002.

•The CGWA has also banned drilling of tubewells in notified areas.

 Daman & Diu
• Administration of Daman & Diu has issued instructions to the local PWD for construction of roof top rainwater harvesting structures and accordingly, PWD has initiated action. Administration of Daman & Diu has also advised the local bodies such as Municipality & District Panchayat to make provision for construction of roof top rain water harvesting structures, however, local bodies has already initiated action in this regard.

 Goa
•PWD, Goa has been asked to take up rainwater harvesting structure for Government buildings. Rainwater harvesting already implemented at Government Engineering College at Farmagudi, Ponda, Goa by the PWD. The PWD, Goa is studying various designs of roof top rain water harvesting for taking up other existing large Government buildings and for any new coming Government buildings under construction.

Kerela
•Roof top rainwater harvesting has become mandatory as per Kerala Municipality Building (Amendment) Rules, 2004 for all new buildings.

Himachal Pradesh
•Installation of rainwater harvesting system has been made mandatory for all buildings to be constructed in urban areas of the state and no building plan without rainwater harvesting system can be approved. Construction of rainwater harvesting system has also been made mandatory for all schools, govt. buildings and rest houses, upcoming industries& bus stands.

Karnataka
• Action to amend building byelaws in major cities having population of more than 20 lakh to make rainwater harvesting mandatory has been initiated.  Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Department has issued orders for implementation of roof top rainwater harvesting in all Government buildings. State has also extended help to the individual people also to the tune of 20% rebate on tax payment for 5 years duration. A massive programme to implement roof top rainwater harvesting in rural schools has been taken up by Rural Development & Panchayati Raj.

Lakshadweep
•Lakshadweep Administration has already taken up construction of   rainwater harvesting structures in different islands.

Meghalaya
•The State Government of Meghalaya has instructed the concerned Department to provide funds under their respective annual plans for construction of roof top rainwater harvesting structures in the Govt. buildings.

Nagaland
•The State Government has already made provision for roof top rainwater compulsory for all new Government buildings.

Pondicherry
•Approvals are issued to new constructions subject to the provision of rainwater harvesting in building designs. PWD, Pondicherry has  started constructing roof top rainwater harvesting structures in the Government buildings since 2002. 

West Bengal
•Vide Rule 171 of the West Bengal Municipal (Building) Rules, 2007, installation of rainwater harvesting system has been made mandatory.

Arunachal Pradesh
•Building By-laws are being framed keeping provision for rain water harvesting as mandatory in Government Buildings.

Andaman & Nicobar
•Building Byelaws are being amended to incorporate mandatory provision of rainwater harvesting. 

Orissa
•Formulation of a comprehensive Water Law is under active consideration by the competent authorities. 

Rajkot
The Rajkot Municipal Corporation amended the byelaws of general development control regulations through the regulation No.17.18 to make it mandatory to undertake rainwater harvesting in buildings having built up area of 80 sq m or more. However, in case of existing buildings more than 1000 Sq Mts. of built-up area a moratorium of five years shall be given within which the above requirements of the Development Regulations shall be complied with.

Nagpur
Rainwater harvesting is mandatory in all buildings in Nagpur from March 2005. The byelaw envisages that no building permission will be granted unless provision is made for rainwater harvesting. As per the regulation, all layouts of open spaces, amenity spaces of housing societies and new constructions of area equal to or more than 300 sq. m. shall have one or more rainwater harvesting structures such as an open well or bore well, or underground storage tank or percolation pits. The owner/society also has to ensure the maintenance of these structures. In the case of noncompliance with the aforementioned rules, The Nagpur Municipal Corporation would levy a fine of up to Rs. 1000 per annum per 100 sq. m. of built-up area.

Gwalior
By order dated 27th January 2006 rainwater harvesting has been made mandatory for buildings having an area more than 250 sq m. The engineer in charge of the area has been authorized to impose a penalty of Rs.7000 in case of non-compliance. A rebate of 6 % in property tax in the year in which the construction of rrainwater harvesting facility has been completed will be provided for the owner of the building as an incentive.

Jabalpur
Rainwater harvesting has been made mandatory in all new buildings with an area of 250 sq m or more from 1 April 2005. A rebate of 6 per cent on property tax has been offered as an incentive for implementing rainwater- harvesting systems in the building

Surat
Surat Municipal Corporation intends to implement the rainwater harvesting plan step by step. The core plan will be put into practice after necessary changes required in the present policies. Currently, 50 % subsidy maximum amount up to Rs. 2000/- is given to the citizens to encourage the noble cause of rainwater recharging. Surat Municipal Corporation has already started the implementation of rainwater harvesting/ recharging system. To start with, the corporation owned buildings, schools, pumping stations, open plots; gardens etc. are going to be covered in the first phase under rainwater harvesting/ recharging system. In this context, total 316 locations in parts of the city have been identified. Out of these 316 locations, work at 47 spots has been already completed and on 9 spots it is currently in progress. At the remaining 260 locations also, the work will be started soon.

Ranchi
The Ranchi Regional Development Authority has included rainwater harvesting in its byelaws.

Mussoorie
The Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority has made provision for installation of rainwater harvesting system in its building byelaws.

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