“It was observed that one of the solutions for replenishing the ground water resources is rain water harvesting by capturing the run off. In areas where there is inadequate groundwater supply or surface resources are either lacking or insufficient rainwater harvesting offers an ideal solution.
“If the ground water is exploited without being recharged then it will also affect the fresh water. One viable solution would be to go for recharging through rain water harvesting,” it said. In its effort to conserve ground water, the Delhi Government has made it mandatory for all newly-constructed structures in the city to have a rain water harvesting system. For this, civic agencies have been directed to collect an affidavit from property owners stating that they will make provision for rainwater harvesting system.”
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