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Ground water recharge
DGHOSHDate: Monday, 2012-07-09, 12:08 PM | Message # 1
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Presently initiatives have been taken to construct recharge well for recharging the ground water with the rain water collected from the roofs of buildings. Such a project costs about 5 to 6 lakhs for recharging 400 Cum water per annum. According to my opinion 1) This type of structures are totally uneconomical in this poor country 2) It has little impact on the ground water level. 3) Without ensuring the base flow direction, suitable location of such structures cannot be properly ascertained. 4)Sometimes it is being recommended to install such type of structures in semi critical or critical blocks, but since the aquifer cannot be confined by any political boundaries, the concept of declaring a particular mouza or block is not so strong. 5) Ground water level cannot be lifted up unless and until such structures are installed in bulk in those areas where over exploitation of ground water takes place. 6) It is hardly possible to install such expensive structures in bulk. I think, more emphasize should be put on our ancient traditional methods of water conservation like digging of large ponds, creation of water reservoir etc. Experts are requested to comment on this burning issue.
 
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