On March 22 that was celebrated as World Water Day, the Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) organised a training programme in water conservation. The technique in water conservation through Ferro Cement technology was showcased to the newly constituted and reconstituted Biodiversity Management Committees (BMC’s) at the seminar hall, GSBB, Saligao.
The training program was conducted by Ulhas Paranjpe, trustee of Jalvardhini Pratishthan a non-profit organisation with the mission to promote cost effective (low cost) methods of creating storage using Ferro Cement and Natural Fibre Cement technology.
A shallow pond was constructed at the campus of the Department of Science, Technology and Environment using the low cost Ferro Cement technology for the benefit of wildlife visiting the campus.
Pradip Sarmokadam, member secretary, GSBB interacted with BMC members on need to speed the awareness about conservation of water to conserve biodiversity and spoke on the importance of rain water harvesting and technologies available for collection and storing rainwater, augmentation of ground water table. The BMC members were present in large numbers and actively participated in the interactive session and field work.