• Singur, Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Rain Water Harvesting

The College has undertaken a project for Rain Water Harvesting in collaboration with Hooghly Zilla Parishad. This project involves a rain water harvesting scheme for artificial recharge of ground water in the College campus. The main objective of this project is to increase the ground water reserve and reduce arsenic and salinity in the ground water through dilution. Rain water is collected with the help of a large tank covered with mesh to prevent mosquito and other insects. These downspouts are channelized to lead the collected rain water up to a filter bed. The rain water is filtered and recharged to the nearest aquifer thereafter through a newly constructed bore well.

Rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge is the most suitable alternative to combat water scarcity.

  • This has enabled the capturing, diverting, and storing of rainwater for later use.
  • It has reduced demand on existing water supply, and has reduced run-off, erosion, and contamination of surface water.

The harvested rainwater can be used for nearly any purpose that requires water like gardening, etc.