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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
07-December-2016 16:58 IST
Rain Water Harvesting System In Indian Railways

  Presently, 1885 numbers of Rain Water Harvesting systems have been installed at different locations which also include Railway Stations on Indian Railways in various Zones; the Zone-wise position is as under:

Zonal Railway

Number of Rain Water Harvesting Systems installed

Central

148

Eastern

2

East Central

6

East Coast

28

Northern

416

North Central

35

North Eastern

14

Northeast Frontier

1

North Western

53

Southern

228

South Central

468

South Eastern

71

South East Central

112

South Western

205

Western

24

West Central

74

Total

1885

 

For efficient use of water, Railway is setting up Water Recycling Plants at such locations where water is scarce and provision of the same is economically justified. The recycled water is mainly used for maintenance of Wagons/Coaches and cleaning of Railway Stations. So far, 37 numbers of Water Recycling Plants have been set up in different locations and works have been sanctioned for setting up of Water Recycling Plants at 37 more locations costing about Rs. 48 Crore. The work of installation of Rain Water Harvesting System is a part of maintenance and construction activities of Railway buildings. As such, no separate fund is sanctioned for it.

 This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 07.12.2016 (Wednesday).

 

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