CPR - Cubbon Park Rejuvenation
Rejuvenation of the water bodies - Traditional Wells, Kalyanis and Ponds, of the lung space of Bengaluru, Cubbon Park
Work and Achievements
The Horticulture Department used to spend Rs 50-60 lakh every year in buying STP water for the 200 acre park having 7,000+ Trees and Shrubs! Under the ageis of the TCS World 10K Bengaluru, with support of Mr Ramprasad of Friends of Lakes who helped obtain permission to clean the Wells, interconnect them to harvest the natural water table that the Park is, and the experti guidance of Zen Rainman of Bengaluru, Mr Vishwanath we made big plans.
Peddanna and his team of 15 Well diggers, with excellent support from the Horticulture Department's Deputy Director Mr Mahantesh and his assistant, Mr Ramesh, started work on 15th May 2017 and by 30th May completed the draining, cleaning and covering of the seven Wells. This cost Rs 5.73 lakh contributed by Individuals and Procam.
We were amazed to see water levels increase by 50% bringing in at least 65,000 litres of water every day to nurture the 7,000+ Trees and Shrubs in the 200 acres of Bengaluru's precious Lung Space, which if judiciuosly used will suffice the current requirement.
Phase I - Laying pipes, pumps, meshes from the Wells connecting to the sump that provides the sprinklerssystems to make sure the water reaches the flora and fauna in the Park (Rs 20.45 lakh) was completed in January 2018, testing and monitoring of the systems just concluded in February. This phase costed Rs 27.79 lakh.
The Phase II for which we need your support is - Digging rain water recharge trenches to bring water to the Kalyani's (ponds) and revive the water bodies Preliminary study of the placement of rainwater water trenches is underway. We need Rs 12.25 lakh for this.
We appeal to every person, company, group that cares for our city and our environment to contribute as much as they can for our precious lung space.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Fund will be use for phase II - rain water harvesting system for sustainable water needs of Cubbon Park.