Railways Extract 14.45 Lakh Litres Everyday as Delhi Rushes for Water

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  • Indian Railways Delhi Zone heavily depends on tube-well waters (Lakhs of litres), yet to have rain harvesting system
  • Responding to an RTI, Indian Railways admits to usage of 14, 45,500 litres of water in its 8 residential areas every day
  • RTI by activist Vikrant Tongad, leading campaign against use of ground water and govt’s lack of initiative to prevent it.
  • 14.45 lakh litres of water is drawn from 15 tube-wells spread across national capital
  • Gulabi Bagh Railway Colony has rain water harvesting system, and 4 other colonies for which no figures available
  • New Delhi station has no rain water harvesting facility, not recycling water done despite massive usage as provisioned in law

Exams Perspective:

  1. Groundwater Extraction
  2. RTI
  3. Rain Water Harvesting System