Environment Association of Bangalore (EAB), in partnership with Gramaantara Trust and Jallige Grama
Panchayat built and dedicated a Rain Water Harvesting System (RWH) to Government High School, Jallige, Devanahalli Taluka on Friday, January 08, 2021.
Dr. R G Nadadur, President, EAB, dedicated the project to the school. He told the audience about EAB. He also touched upon the genesis of the RWH project. He said that the primary objective was to slow down the drop out of girl students at the high school level. He also said that this was the fifth project that EAB had completed. He added that EAB was keen on taking up 15-20 such projects in 2021, subject to the mobilization of the required funds. He said that EAB would strive to provide water facilities in toilets in as many Government Schools as possible.
Dr Nadadur thanked Sri K M Subbaiah, Administrator, Oxford English School, Devanahalli for his very active support in executing this project. He also thanked Smt Usha Shetty, Managing Trustee, Gramaantara Trust and Smt Usha, Panchayat Development Officer, Jallige Grama Panchayat for their support is implementing this project.
Smt. Usha Shetty, Smt Usha and Smt Mohini, Headmistress of the School also addressed the gathering.
Summary of the project
This project envisaged the harvesting of rain water from the roof top of the school building. The rain water is filtered and stored in a large sump and pumped to different overhead tanks, which are used for the purposes of toilets, washing and cleaning. The cost of the project was Rs 1.00 lakh (approximately). The beneficiaries of this project are students and staff of the school, in terms of maintaining better cleanliness, hygiene and health. It is specifically aimed at providing water during the water-scarcity months.