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10th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Rainwater International 2001"
Mannheim, Germany - September 2001

Section 1: Rainwater Harvesting in an Urban Context

Paper 1.2

Water Harvesting ore, Indiain an Industry - Bangal

B.S. Ajit Kumar
Escorts-Mahle Ltd.


Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka State in South India, is located at an altitude of 921 MSL on the Southern edge of the Deccan Plateau. It is a rapidly growing city known as the Silicon Valley of Asia. The current population of 6 million is expected to reach 7 million by 2011. Industries, especially software and automobiles, are flocking in. The water supply infrastructure is under severe stress and groundwater levels are dropping alarmingly. Due to pressure on land, lakes and tanks are being filled up and converted to real estate. This phenomenon makes ground water recharge more difficult thus depleting ground water further

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