VELLORE: Collector R Nanthagopal on Thursday flagged off a publicity vehicle that would tour the entire district to create public awareness on rainwater harvesting.
The vehicle, under the aegis of the Vellore unit of the Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage(TWAD) Board, contains models of rainwater harvesting systems that could be implemented in houses, buildings and public places.
Fitted with a public address system, the vehicle would go around the Vellore Corporation, Municipalities, town panchayats and villages for the next one month to ensure that the district utilised the monsoon to harvest the maximum amount of rainfall.
Also, the Collector inaugurated a LED display Board at the entrance of the Collectorate under the aegis of the TWAD board, which would display various information on rainwater harvesting.
Nanthagopal said the people should make use of the publicity tools to implement rainwater harvesting systems on their premises and help the district overcome water scarcity.
District Revenue Officer Balaraman, executive engineer of TWAD Board Narayanaswamy and hydrologist Raman, among others, were present on the occasion.