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Rainwater harvesting system is mandatory to install in all residential properties covering an area of more than 1,500 sq. ft. in Nagpur only after which the architects can attach a No Objection Certificate [NOC] from the groundwater survey department for next approval level. Pintu Zalke, chairman of water supply committee said that layouts for all residential projects will be approved if they meet the above-mentioned guidelines. Zalke was speaking at the meeting held at Nagpur Municipal Corporation.

The water supply department expects to recover Rs 200 crore this year after reviewing the previous year’s Committee’s zonal water meeting report and bills. The department has also discussed the water shortage problem which the residents of Dharampeth and Mangalwari areas are facing and also plans to take necessary action regarding the same. Chairman Zalke also said that from now the department will take local body member into confidence before making changes in the water supply timetable of the respective area.

The Southwest Nagpur has been facing the problem of water shortage and thus Zalke said that the department is reviewing the emergency water supply measures and the problem is likely to be resolved at the earliest. A survey to install water ATMs at multiple workplaces have also been carried out and this will be launched as a pilot project in Southwest Nagpur’s Laxmi Nagar area.

Deputy engineer Manoj Ganvir said, the committee is yet to decide the rates and will forward it for next level of approval.

Earlier, the orange city also received the nod to have housing projects under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna [PMAY], Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority [NMRDA] and all these units will be built in the green zone.