Dec 9, 2016

Rain Water Harvesting System In Indian Railways

Presently, 1885 numbers of Rain Water Harvesting systems have been installed at different locations which also include Railway Stations on Indian Railways in various Zones; the Zone-wise position is as under:

Zonal Railway
Number of Rain Water Harvesting Systems installed
Central
148
Eastern
2
East Central
6
East Coast
28
Northern
416
North Central
35
North Eastern
14
Northeast Frontier
1
North Western
53
Southern
228
South Central
468
South Eastern
71
South East Central
112
South Western
205
Western
24
West Central
74
Total
1885

For efficient use of water, Railway is setting up Water Recycling Plants at such locations where water is scarce and provision of the same is economically justified. The recycled water is mainly used for maintenance of Wagons/Coaches and cleaning of Railway Stations. So far, 37 numbers of Water Recycling Plants have been set up in different locations and works have been sanctioned for setting up of Water Recycling Plants at 37 more locations costing about Rs. 48 Crore. The work of installation of Rain Water Harvesting System is a part of maintenance and construction activities of Railway buildings. As such, no separate fund is sanctioned for it.
 This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha