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Mazhayoram project: DYFI takes to well recharging

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | HARIGOVIND
Published Jun 24, 2017, 2:51 am IST
Updated Jun 24, 2017, 2:51 am IST
Mr Ranjith added that the DYFI is only charging Rs 1,800 for the water filter and pipes.
DYFI workers constructing a well recharge system.
 DYFI workers constructing a well recharge system.

KANNUR: The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) is showing an example of water conservation with their ‘Mazhayoram water Conservation project’ in Kannur. The project, launched by the Karivelloor North Village unit of the DYFI, has already covered nearly 250 houses in the area, and they are planning to extend the project further. The DYFI is charging a minimal amount for the expenses of water filter equipment and pipes used for the system while the rest of the work is done for free.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, DYFI Payyannur Block Committee secretary A. V. Ranjith said that they are planning to cover 300 more houses as part of the project in Payyannur region. “Karivelloor North area is an area with acute water shortage. During the last many years, we were supplying drinking water in the area to tackle the drought. However, this time we thought we should give prominence to water conservation project and thus launched the Mazhayoram project,” he said.

 

Ahead of the implementation, the DYFI workers conducted a survey and launched door-to-door campaign to create awareness about water conservation and well recharging system. Mr Ranjith added that the DYFI is only charging Rs 1,800 for the water filter and pipes. “Ahead of the project, we gave our volunteers expert training on how to construct an effective well recharging system. All the recharge systems were done by our activists. For around 40 financially backward houses, we have done it for free. We are receiving calls from more number of houses to install the facility,” he added. Well-recharging concept is getting good response in Kannur with the district panchayat including  well recharging project as part of MGNREG scheme and Kannur district administration making it mandatory for all houses above 100 sq.metre to have the facility for getting occupancy certificate.

 

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