Boond-Boond Pani: Saving ponds! Saving biodiversity!
Nearly everything on the plant has a story to tell. Be it a mountain of extreme proportions, or a simple small local pond, which tells the story of the people who use it every day, whose community life depends on such local ponds. Almost all ponds are man-made and are used for watering animals, extracting clay for bricks, or for fishing, or for washing clothes etc. Most ponds are in a pitiable condition. Ponds are important for biodiversity. These are abundant freshwater habitats. And though they vary significantly in their species compositions they do often contribute more to regional biodiversity […]
CHENNAI RESIDENTS SAVE ONE LAKH LITRES OF WATER
India is one of the most drought-prone countries in the world. There is water scarcity in many semi-arid regions. Residents of a residential complex in Sholinganallur in Chennai, decided to harvest rainwater in a sump. WHY IS WATER CONSERVATION ESSENTIAL? Water conservation is crucial to alleviate water shortage in the country and entails limited usage and saving water for future requirements. SOME IMPORTANT BENEFITS: 1. Minimizes the effects of drought and water scarcity 2. Meets the increasing demand for water 3. Reduces groundwater contamination 4. Helps preserve the environment 5. Makes water accessible for recreational purposes IMPORTANCE OF RAINWATER HARVESTING […]