The seminar in progress in Ranchi on Monday. (Hardeep Singh)
Ranchi, Feb. 28: A daylong workshop titled “Use of Information Communication Technologies to Conserve Water” was held at Project Bhavan here today.
The workshop, which was attended by more than 22 students and teachers, aimed at spreading awareness among the masses about water conservation with the use of technology.
The event was organised by Rohini Science Club — an organisation dedicated to the advancement of science.
“We are looking forward to starting a system wherein all schools, hospitals and hotels would be asked to install water harvesting systems with the help of SMSs. This will help spread awareness and encourage the institutions to adopt methods to conserve water,” suggested three IGNOU students at the workshop.
The students added that they were also designing a portal which would contain information on rain water harvesting, government run water conservation schemes, information related to water testing, et al, to make the masses aware of the needs of saving water.
Former director of Small Industries Service Institute of Kokar, H.C. Hayward, who graced the occasion as its chief guest, sounded an alarm on the state’s fast depleting water table.
“There are a number of government schemes which the public are not aware of,” Hayward stated, adding that sensitisation workshop would help generate awareness.
Founder of Rohini Science Club G.V.S.R. Prasad, on his part, chose to dwell on information technology and how it could make a basic difference in solving the water crisis of the society.
“The SMS mode and the web portals will revolutionise water harvesting, which is the need of the hour,” Prasad said.
He added that a group, which would provide door to door services to the people like installation of water harvesting system, water testing and maintenance of water systems, should also be formed.