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Tips on water harvesting

Bokaro, April 23: The water woes of the coal belt may be over soon, thanks to the exchange programme of the Rotary Club.

Two Rotarians from Kansas were in the coal belt to apprise people about the irrigation facilities that should be adopted in dry farm lands.

The Rotarians — district governor Rodney Kreie and club member Curtis Dick — visited Giridih and Dhanbad. The duo visited Rotary Play School and Rotary Club at Sector IV in Bokaro and held meetings with the district Rotarians today and asked their counterparts here to submit reports on establishing 20 water harvesting projects in schools. “The coal belt is very hot since the zone receives less rainfall. If students have first-hand knowledge of water harvesting projects, they will learn how to conserve water,” Rodney said.

Curtis gave a detailed report of the projects and progr-ammes carried out by the Rotarians in the US, including health camps and welfare schemes.

The Bokaro Rotarians presented several projects and sought assistance to develop swimming pool of international standard with an estimated budget of Rs 30 lakh at Bokaro Rotary Club. Tips were also sought on training children with educational aids like toys, audio and video games, teaching material and books.

Rotarian Mahesh Kejriwal said: “Our guests have agreed to look into the matter after they go back. They will visit Jamshedpur on Thursday.”

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