Monday, June 11, 2007

Utilise rainwater & pay up-Bangalore-Cities-The Times of India

Utilise rainwater & pay up-Bangalore-Cities-The Times of India: "
Ensure your building is equipped with rainwater harvesting technology in the next few months. If not, local authorities will fix one in your building and bill you the expenses.A Bill, making it mandatory for all existing buildings — residential and commercial — in urban and rural areas to equip with water harvesting technology has been prepared by the minor irrigation department.This will be tabled in the next legislature session.And it is timely, for Karnataka is considered one of the worst states which has not regulated use of groundwater resources in the country.Once passed by the legislature, a Karnataka Groundwater Authority will be established, which will make it mandatory for users of groundwater through wells or borewells to register themselves within 120 days after the authority is set up. (snip)

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