Community members from various societies in and around Dwarka had a talk session on Rain Water Harvesting System today. The session was organised at Air Force Naval Apartments, Sector 7 by Green Circle, a social organisation working for safeguarding the environment in the area, and the management of Air Force Naval Apartments. Eminent water conservation activist, Suman Kumar Malik, a resident of Youngsters Apartments, Sector 6, delivered the lecture on Rain Water Harvesting System and its importance for underground water recharge. He emphasised how the system could help in raising the underground water table and maintaining the ecology. He said that such systems must be properly implemented, promoted and monitored in the society so that potable water could be saved for the future. Malik also made people of the norms which make such systems mandatory for societies and any individual dwelling units in the National Capital with an area more than 100 square metre.
In a talk with City Spidey, he said, “Rain Water Harvesting System is mandatory for any building with a roof top area of more than 100 square metre in Delhi. But in reality this is not implemented at all. Administration must ensure that such systems are implemented properly under the prescribed norms and rules.”
After the lecture people present asked Malik questions regarding water conservation and Rain Water Harvesting System. President of Green Circle and resident of Diamond Square Apartments, Sector 6, V Selvarajan, said, “It was the third monthly lecture as part of our 24 environmental lecture series at Air Force Naval officers Society, Sector 7, Dwarka. In today’s lecture Suman Kumar Malik, Certified Auditor of Environment Management ISO 14000, dealt with various methods of rainwater harvesting. He explained the need for water harvesting as the rainfall is scanty in Delhi.”
Selvarajan went on to talk further about the lecture series, “Our lecture series started in Feb 2018 and will be held on all second Saturdays. The unique feature of these lectures is that they start at 5:30 PM and after 30 minutes of lecture, there is a debate on the topic among the audience for half an hour. The purpose of the lecture is to impart knowledge on various topics related to environment to create awareness and update the audience with the latest developments."
According to Selvarajan, the person who delivers the lecture is always someone from the Dwarka community itself. “There are many people working on environment in the community that the general public is not aware of. These people have done exemplary work in the area. We want them to share their experiences, so we planned this series,” he added.
President of Air Force Naval Officers Apartments, SK Sharma said, “Our society is dedicated towards promoting a campaign to save the environment with Green Circle”