Venkaiah Naidu said that such initiatives will lead to saving of cost at the micro level for organisations and at the same time will also benefit the nation as a whole.
A poorly conceived plan by some villagers to store rainwater in an alleged attempt to avail loans under a government scheme has resulted in the inundation of the entire village in Bhadrak district of Odisha.
Basic grants (untied) can be utilised for location-specific felt needs except for salary or other establishment expenditure. The tied grants are to be utilised for drinking water (including rainwater harvesting and recycling) and solid waste management.
Odisha, located on the eastern coast of India, is considered a water-surplus state, but rainfall distribution is uneven and erratic.
New Delhi: The Centre has asked all urban local bodies to set up a cell for effective monitoring of rainwater harvesting and revive at least one water body in their respective areas. The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has issued ‘Guidelines for Urban Water Conservation’, saying the ‘Rainwater Harvesting Cell’ of municipal corporations will […]