ZT News Desk

Srinagar, July 01:

In the first-of-its-kind initiative of rainwater harvesting and water conservation, Bilaliya Institute has initiated work on rainwater harvesting structures and water conservation by installing Special Wuzu Taps that conserve water at its Khimber premises.

Concerned over the threat of depletion of water resources and its acute scarcity to the population globally as well as nationally, the Nature Group of Moral Education, Environment & Relief Council (MEERC), a constituent unit of the Private Schools’ Association of JK (PSAJK) laid foundation of first major rainwater harvesting structure ( phase-1) at the Bilaliya campus at Khimber village of the outskirts of Srinagar today on Sunday 30th June 2019.

The project is aimed to promote water conservation by harvesting rainwater that falls on rooftops to reduce peak demands during summer months. While rainwater can be a perfect primary water source for many uses and situations, it is also a great backup water supply for emergency situations.

Rainwater harvesting can be a great educational tool to get people to recognize their individual or household water usage. This learning phase will drive the students or youth to start conserving water in other areas around their homes.

Rainwater harvesting is the key to future water conservation as it provides a tremendous opportunity to achieve more water conservation gains at each and every residential and commercial property.


The brief function was held under the Chairmanship of Haji Manzoor Wangnoo, Chairman Bilaliya. Other key participants included Mr. G.N.Var, President PSAJK, Mr. Arjimand Hussain Talib, Founding Editor Ziraat Times, Principal and Vice Principal Bilaliya, citizens and students.

The first phase of the project will be completed within 100- working days.