KOCHI: The district administration has taken initiatives to harvest rainwater for future use as drinking water continues to be a nerve-racking issue for Kochiites.
As part of the programme, 100 dilapidated ponds will be revived in the district in 50 days with public participation. A high-level meeting convened by District Collector K Mohammed Y Safirulla on Tuesday chalked out a plan to address drinking water shortage in the coming days. Safirulla said the drive will start in the district on April 1.
“We will prepare a list of ponds to be revived. Their maintenance will be entrusted with the people. Private parties willing to participate in the programme will also be roped in.
Involvement of youngsters is essential for success of the programme,” he said, adding, “We are planning to clean 15 ponds in one week, and 100 ponds in 50 days. A volunteer organisation will be formed to oversee the drive, which will start early in the morning and end in the evening.”