Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has proposed a plan to harvest rain water in the Aravalis going against the wishes of green activists. MCG wants to build a rain water harvesting system in the natural pits of Aravalis, a place which is now used for dumping construction and demolition waste.
Since MCG doesn't have a separate plant waste therefore, the municipal authorities dump all the waste in the greens. The environmentalist seemed to have frowned upon the situation as they feel this will further deteriorate the condition of the Aravalis only.
“This is a good plan taken up by the authorities and I feel this would have come a lot earlier. Earlier no one gave attention to the severe problem of water shortage in Gurgaon
and the builders in the city have further elevated the issue. A rain water system is certainly the need of the hour. Even though MCG has awaken a bit late about the issue, I completely stand for the proposed plan. The place now used for dumping waste will sooner or later benefit the citizens of the millennium city,” said Rama Rani Rathi, MCG Councilor, Ward No - 34.
She further added, “Earlier the water level of Gurgaon was 20-25 foot from ground level and in the last few years the water level has decreased to 200 - 250 foot causing headache for the citizens of Gurgaon. I am aware that Aravalis is currently used to dump waste however we will look for another option in order to come up with the project.”
The environmentalist are against the project, whereas the MCG is looking forward to kick start the ambitious project at the earliest.
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