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Rainwater harvesting structures being set up in 136 govt. colonies

Underscoring the focus on water conservation in the Narendra Modi government’s second term, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) was in the process of setting up rainwater harvesting structures in 136 government residential colonies in the first 100 days, officials said on Friday.

Addressing CPWD officials at the organisation’s 165th foundation day here, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said the agency had a target of either setting up or renovating the rainwater harvesting structures in 100 colonies within 100 days of the government coming to power.

Director General, CPWD, Prabhakar Singh, said while the agency had been given the target of covering 100 colonies, it was aiming to cover 136 colonies, of which 74 are in Delhi.

He said in areas where the water table was high, storage would be created for the rainwater.

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