Simple techniques of water harvesting :
It is is now time to harvest the rain water. The Ground water has depleted alarmingly. The reason is simple that most of the houses are covered with granite or tiles, not allowing water to percolate. We want drain to drain roads without thinking about the water conservation.
I would like to tell you the simple water conservation techniques.
1. Simply water out of the roof can be caught in the buckets and vessels and to use it for other than drinking purpose.
2. Roof water can be sent to already constructed sumps or tubs.
3. Banana sapplings can be planted , where roof water falls. Banana plants have amazing capacity to absorb water.
4. Removing tiles and granite stones of your back/front yard , allowing water to conserve. Enjoy the water conservation, as you are 90% water. Share it among other Groups, if you like it to reach many.
Srinivas, municipal commissioner, Mahabubnagar.