AR inaugurates rain water harvesting scheme
Dimapur, July 21 (EMN): In sync with the national policy to encourage rain water harvesting, Headquarters 5 Sector Assam Rifles located in South Nagaland has executed a unique water harvesting scheme storing eight lakh litres of water within its premises in large LDPE lined reservoirs.
The project, created with very little resources, has effectively mitigated the water scarcity in the garrison, the Assam Rifle press release stated.
In addition, it has also obviated daily movement of six water tankers to ferry water from a water point 30 kms away thereby saving transport, manpower, fuel and water charges. The release added that it would not only enhance eco-friendly living but also accrue an annual saving of INR 20 lakhs per annum to the government.
The reservoirs were excavated within house resources and lined with special sheets sourced from Gujarat. It stated that water runoff from rooftops and open spaces have been channelised to feed the reservoirs.
It further stated that the entire project from concept to creation took merely 60 days and is today capable of not only supporting the 2000 strong Chieswema Garrison but also the adjoining Tsisema Basa village.
In a separate statement, the Tuensang Battalion of the Assam Rifles distributed four solar street lights to Village Guards of Changlangshu village of Mon district on July 17.
Assam Rifles, in a press release, stated that due to frequent cuts of electric supply, the Village Guards faced lots of difficulties especially in times of emergency. It added that the noble step taken up by Assam Rifles would improve the infrastructure facility of the Village Guards and also helped in the overall development and welfare of the villagers.