The Society for Advancement of Human Endeavour (SAHE), a non profit organization, on Friday announced the initiative to recharge 10,000 defunct or dried up borewells in various locations of Hyderabad.
Hyderabad has nearly 25 lakh borewells. Half of the city's water requirement is drawn from borewells but 50 percent of these are defunct or dried up. SAHE experts have drawn a design for recharge, which can be accessed on its website www.saheindia.org
The NGO is aimed to revive the borewells before monsoon so that the water can be stored. The NGO person claimed that even after reviving, it will took about an year before the borewell would start working perfectly.
The work would be executed in four to five hours with the help of local plumber and it will cost Rs 15,000 for each borewell, the volunteers from SAHE said. The owners can execute the work on their own but can get consultation from the organisation free of cost, he added.
SAHE members Ramesh Loganathan and Viiveck Verma told reporters that the design drawn for the borewell recharge is proven and many countries have tried this model to charge up borewells. This doesn't involve any digging, breaking of walls, construction, they claimed.
The initiative is supported by HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association) which is an apex body of more than 300 IT companies in Hyderabad. Samran, Car Free Day, One Lakh Hands, Solus Media, 5MNT and Green Habitat are the other partners in the novel initiative.