Now, a nod from the engineer on RWH systems will ensure OCs for plot owners

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Now, a nod from the engineer on RWH systems will ensure OCs for plot owners

Engineers from Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran to assess rainwater systems installed in houses above 100 sq m before issuing no-objection certificates.

Now, a nod from the engineer on RWH systems will ensure OCs for plot owners

From now on, the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) will only issue occupation certificates (OCs) to plot holders after they have obtained no-objection certificates (NOCs) from their executive engineer regarding proper installation of rainwater harvesting system.

The Haryana government has issued the directive after it was brought to notice that the rules regarding rainwater harvesting are being flouted in the city, especially in residential areas. According to the state policy, houses with more than 100 sq m of covered area should install rainwater harvesting systems to conserve rainwater.

Presently, HSVP estate offices in Gurgaon check rainwater harvesting systems at their own level and issue NOCs to house owners. But from now onwards, it would be done by their engineers. “We will follow the instructions received from headquarters on installation of rainwater harvesting systems. From now on, our engineering wing will issue NOCs to ensure functionality of these systems,” said Chander Shekhar Khare, administrator, HSVP.

On June 19, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had directed strict enforcement of the rainwater harvesting policy. The meeting focused on the standards of rainwater harvesting systems installed in Gurgaon and frequent flouting of state directive regarding issuance of OCs to plot holders only on receipt of NOCs from the executive engineer.

In July 2012, the Punjab and Haryana high court had directed HSVP, formerly the Haryana urban development authority (Huda), to take an undertaking from developers not to extract groundwater.The HSVP was also directed to put out a detailed list of all rainwater harvesting systems installed in the city.