We found in our recent visits to Cherlapally Jail premises which is situated in around 50 acres area with 16 bore wells inside and four outside dug over a period of ten years and at present only a four are working with sufficient yield and remaining all are defunct / abandoned. The premises has huge landscape, cultivating vegetables in around six acres area, kitchen / canteen for inmates (prisoners) around 2000 and Department staff/ Police personal around 500 staying in Quarters within and abutting the Jail premises.
The above whole activity consuming around Five lakh litres of water per day for their daily utilities which is met through Municipal water supply and also from ground water through Bore wells which is not accounted.
During rains it is observed that a huge rain water collection gushes out of Jail premises via two storm water drains situated opp to Manasa and Hospital block with a catchment belonging to major Jail area and remaining jail area rain water through other storm water drains. The irony is that, Jail faces water scarcity during summer season and other seasons as well.
SMARAN the Non Governmental organization with the help of M/S Delloitte Hyderabad executed Four Inverse Borewell (IBW) Method Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) structures for feasible Bore wells which are abandoned .
So We would to extend extend similar engineering method for Four More Abandoned Bore Wells in the same premises. for which we seek support for an amount Rs. 3,00,000 (Three Lakhs)
Please support this noble environmental cause. which will improving ground water tables and the existing borewell life and yield.
This will result to decrease in the dependency on external water tankers which create more pollution and traffic problems. as well in turn this will reduce burden on Jail expenditure.