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Posted by raindrop on September 8, 2013

Catching the raindrops

 

Dr. Dipul Choudhury shows his rain water harvesting and storage system in his residence in Guwahati on August 30, 2013. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar
The Hindu Dr. Dipul Choudhury shows his rain water harvesting and storage system in his residence in Guwahati on August 30, 2013. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

A conservationist makes rainwater harvesting his mission in Guwahati

He strongly believes in practicing before preaching. Dr. Dipul Choudhury, an eye specialist based in Guwahati, seizes every single opportunity to talk more about the benefits of rainwater harvesting than his own medical profession.

“Rain water harvesting has multiple benefits. If every household in Guwahati harvests rainwater then it will reduce the amount of rainwater discharge from city households to the roads and drainage system and will reduce the intensity of water-logging in city localities. It helps recharging of ground water sources. By using stored and treated rain water we can minimise the use of underground water. It also helps in saving energy and keeping the energy bill at the minimum. Besides, it also lengthens the mechanical life of a water pump,” he says. Dr Choudhury says all this with much confidence because of his practical experience of rainwater harvesting and deriving these benefits for the past 22 years...MORE