Rainwater Harvesting and Water Conservation: District Admn Lauds Kendriya Vidyalaya Initiative

The South Andaman District Administration has lauded the students and teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya for their commitment towards rainwater harvesting and conservation initiative.

The first glimpses of the success of a project have been witnessed with the construction of a huge reservoir developed within the School Campus.

The project, part of “Catch the Rain Campaign”, a water conservation initiative was started by the Eco-Club and Nature Club of Kendriya Vidyalaya, supported by the South Andaman District Administration.

Students and Teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Port Blair on the field.

“This initiative taken up by the School has been possible due to the sheer dedication of the students and teachers of the School and it would also inculcate the culture of water conservation among the school-going students right from the childhood, which would benefit them in future also,” said a press note from the Dist. Admn.

“Adopting water sustainability in schools is basically focused on water conservation/preservation, water collection, and water recycling.”

“Schools use large quantities of water every day, whereas they need water in many areas within and outside the school such as, the heating and cooling systems, toilets, drinking and taps, cafeteria, laboratories, outdoor playing areas and landscaping,” the press note said.

In addition to the awareness and the educational aspects provided by the school in support of sustainability, it is important to promote the management of sustainable water within schools, because of the planned school construction program and the pivotal role played by schools in our community to motivate students regarding water conservation in the growth phase.

The District Administration in a press note while appreciating the efforts of the students and teachers of the School has assured all kind of technical help required by the school management in its future ventures.