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Doctors donate rain water harvesting plant to Kozhikode Government Medical College

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | POOJA NAIR
Published Feb 23, 2018, 6:45 am IST
Updated Feb 23, 2018, 6:45 am IST
The idea to set up 600 sq ft plant was of one of the alumni Dr Balakrishnan Nair.
Dr Balakrishnan Nair explains the process of rainwater harvesting.
 Dr Balakrishnan Nair explains the process of rainwater harvesting.

KOZHIKODE: The 1959 batch students of Kozhikode Government Medical College donated a Rs 1.5-lakh rainwater harvesting plant to their alma mater celebrating its golden jubilee this year.  The idea to set up 600 sq ft plant was of one of the alumni Dr Balakrishnan Nair. It also aims to inspire other batches to chip in for similar projects.

"The major benefit of this system is that it is cost-effective compared to other rainwater harvesting methodologies available in the market. A shed with 600 square feet sloping roof has been providing through which the rainwater flows to a channel. The first level of filtration happens in the channel as it's partially filled with small metals. The idea behind putting the metal is not to allow water to flow all of a sudden. Instead, an interruption is happening like a river stream effect," said Dr Balakrishnan, who designed the system.  

 

"The water moves to the with five levels of filtering provided with baby metal, gravel, river sand, charcoal pieces and broken tile pieces, each divided with nylon net pieces. Similarly, we have equipped six tanks with the capacity of 1000 litres each. We will get clean water through these six tanks. If we get more contributions from other batches, we can place more such tanks." MCH principal, Dr V.R. Rajendran inaugurated the plant.

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Location: India, Kerala




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