This Mumbaikar Created A New Simplified Rainwater Harvesting System

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With major floods affecting the state of Maharashtra, this man's innovation is a cost effective method to save rainwater and rejuvenate the groundwater table

Written By Debolina Datta | Mumbai | Updated On:

Rainwater is one of the most underestimated sources of water. On an average, almost 2271.2 liters of water can be saved from just an inch of rainfall. Yet, there are many houses and societies across the country who have not installed rainwater harvesting letting millions of liters go waste. In 2019, after the devastating floods in more than 13 states of India, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai flushed out around 13,694-million-liter rainwater into the sea.

In times when there is massive irregularity even in the natural distribution of water, cities like Chennai remained under constant water shortage while Mumbai faced one of the deadliest floods affecting life for days. Environmental conservation at large becomes more and more important.

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Mumbai based Subhajit Mukherjee, the founder of Mission Green has come up with an efficient yet inexpensive solution for water conservation. He believes that the amount of rainfall in cities like Mumbai can help many water stressed areas. Mukherjee explains the simple mechanism he invented for conserving rainwater. It will also help in groundwater recharge.

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