Poshan

Home »  Magazine »  Society  » Upbeat  »  The Big Treasure Trough

The Big Treasure Trough

A medical college has shown how rainwater harvesting makes economic sense...

The Big Treasure Trough
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+0553
Karnataka

The Yenepoya Medical and Dental College in Deralakatte near Mangalore in the Canara belt has shown how rainwater harvesting makes economic sense. It invested Rs 25 lakh in digging a low-lying three-acre pond in the 15-acre campus to catch rainwater. For, despite heavy rainfall every monsoon, the college had to use tankers to bring in water. This meant an expense of Rs 6 lakh a month. Water harvesting has already helped the college save around Rs 10 lakh last year. The college expects to recover its investment by next year. Other institutions in the area have been inspired by the effort and are launching their own projects to save water.

Subscribe to Outlook’s Newsletter

READ MORE IN:
Next Story : Bye-Bye, Age-old Snares
Download the Outlook ​Magazines App. Six magazines, wherever you go! Play Store and App Store
THE LATEST ISSUE
CLICK IMAGE FOR CONTENTS
Online Casino Betway Banner





Advertisement
Advertisement