The move came after the state ground water resource agency passed an order to the department of horticulture, asking it to opt for an efficient watering system.
Noida Authority is all set to introduce spring irrigation system to the city's major parks. The system, which will be installed in 10 to 12 parks in the city, saves water from the wastage.
The move came after the state ground water resource agency passed an order to the department of horticulture, asking it to opt for an efficient watering system to save the dropping ground water levels, which is reducing by a whopping metre every passing year.
According to a study by Central Ground Water Board, the water level in Sector 62A was recorded as 21.15 mbgl (metres below ground level) in August 2012. It fell to 23.62 mbgl in August 2013. In Sector 72, it was 19.31 mbgl in 2012, which, within a year, fell to 21.42 mbgl. In Sector 92, it was 9.46 mbgl in 2012 and fell to 9.86 mbgl in 2013.
Mahendra Prakash, deputy director with the department of horticulture, said they had received the order and were in the process of preparing an estimate for its implementation. Initially, the system will be implemented in the big parks. He said the estimate will be sent for approval shortly.
He explained that under the spring irrigation system, the department will set up several rain guns (long range sprinklers) to water the lawns and the plants. "The system does not allow wastage as it covers a vast areas," said Prakash.
He said that it will take them about two more months to begin setting up the system. One of the parks being considered is the Meghdutam park in Sector 50.