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.

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