Sensitizing about groundwater recharge
Water is the most precious resource. In our city, Lucknow, ground water has emerged as an important source to meet the water requirements of various sectors including the major consumers of water like irrigation, domestic and industries. Studies have shown that around 22.23% of the gross irrigated area is irrigated through ground water by means of deep tube wells, shallow tube wells, private tube wells borings etc. Due to unprecedented growth in the population, the requirement of water has increased manifold which is causing stress on the shallow aquifers. There is a pressing need to make the students aware of this decline in the level of ground water, which is mainly attributed to excessive drawl and reduction in the recharge of ground water.
Staford School again made an appreciable attempt to educate its students about the judicious and optimum utilization of ground water and the problems related with ground water restoration. An educational trip along the prominent areas of Old Lucknow like Saadatganj, Tikait Rai Talab and Rajajipuram briefed the senior students of classes VII and VIII on local ground water conditions and related problems and sensitized them about the need of rainwater harvesting and water conservation techniques.
The students were thrilled to know about the ancient methods of water storage and recharging ground water near Tikait Rai Talab. The trip not only acquainted them with the problems encountered by local people owing to declining ground water, but also, promoted the development of a sense of community, wherein they could understand their role as a future citizens to contribute towards making their city a better place to live in.
The trip conveyed the message of preservation of natural resources supplemented with the need of developing a civic sense as our young Stafordians visited the colonies of Rajajipuram area to know more about the importance of planning in a smooth functioning of various sectors in a city.