Rain Water Harvesting System in Railways
Presently, 2428 numbers of Rain Water Harvesting systems, including roof top rain water harvesting systems, have been installed at different locations which also include Railway Stations on Indian Railways in various Zones and the Zone-wise position is as under:
|Zonal Railway||Number of Rain Water Harvesting Systems installed|
|South East Central||138|
Railways have decided to install Rain Water Harvesting, wherever feasible from techno-economic considerations i.e. intensity of rain fall, level of water table, soil type, salinity of ground water etc. on all such existing buildings including Railway Stations having roof top area of more than 200 sq meters and all new constructions of built assets, like service building, hospitals, stations buildings (incl. remodeling etc.), railway quarters, workshops/ sheds etc.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 05.04.2017 (Wednesday).