31 October 2019
Malkangiri: Taking water conservation to the next level, Tala Gadiali in Mathili block became the first village of Malkangiri district to take up rainwater harvesting (RWH) system.
In the local UGME School premises, six RWH pits have been set up at the cost of Rs 1 Lakh. Its main purpose will be to help during the water crisis people face during peak summers. The pits were constructed in the span of just 10 days.
Manish Agarwal, Malkangiri Collector and District Magistrate, spoke at length on the innovative step taken by the district administration.
He said, “Malkangiri’s soil has low water holding capacity. It used to run-off to rivers. We are focusing on building check dams and RWH structures; which can be optimally used during water stress in summers. We hope that these steps will reduce the water stress in Malkangiri district.”