Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, inaugurated a rainwater harvesting project, which will be implemented in 1,000 government-run schools in Vadodara district at the cost of Rs 6 crore. This ambitious project will be aimed at storing around 10 crore litres of rain water every year.
While inaugurating that project through video conferencing from Gandhinagar, Rupani called upon people and administration to implement similar water harvesting projects in other government schools and buildings across the State. This is the first successful project of its kind in the country for rain water harvesting. CM appealed to people to adopt such techniques for achieving water security.
The water harvesting project was completed in only nine months by the district administration, said the release. Apart from government grants, the project has received financial contributions from various corporates under their CSR funds, and from the District Mineral Foundation Fund.