Thursday, 6 April 2017

Rain Water Harvesting System in Railways

Presently, 2428 numbers of Rain Water Harvesting systems, including roof top rain water harvesting systems, have been installed at different locations which also include Railway Stations on Indian Railways in various Zones and the Zone-wise position is as under:        
    
Zonal RailwayNumber of Rain Water Harvesting Systems installed
Central
165
Eastern
3
East Central
6
East Coast
67
Northern
436
North Central
35
North Eastern
17
Northeast Frontier
1
North Western
54
Southern
268
South Central
797
South Eastern
78
South East Central
138
South Western
239
Western
37
West Central
87
Total
2428
 
 
Railways have decided to install Rain Water Harvesting, wherever feasible from techno-economic considerations i.e. intensity of rain fall, level of water table, soil type, salinity of ground water etc. on all such existing buildings including Railway Stations having roof top area of more than 200 sq meters and all new constructions of built assets, like service building, hospitals, stations buildings (incl. remodeling etc.), railway quarters, workshops/ sheds etc.
 
   This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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