Addressing Water Logging for Swachh Bharat - Whitepaper

Below is the link to the whitepaper based on your inputs on the subject of Water Logging

http://tinyurl.com/Addressing-Water-Logging-India

The same has been shared with Minister, Urban Development and the senior leadership and will be disseminated to ULBs.

You are welcome to send the same to your Municipal Commissioner, Mayor and other civic body officials for their actions.

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the issues identified and root cause and solutions suggested are correct. however i would like to add under root cause - we have been ignoring the natural slopes thus causing increase in expenditure in drainage system. as citizen we do appreciate that use of polythene causes choking of drainage but continue to use. the main reason is the economy and ease to use. hence bio-degradable polythene can be used. it can be made mandatory for all multi-storied new complexes to install rain harvesting system and time bound program for all constructed complexes to install rain water harvesting. this will lead to rise of water table and reduce load to drainage system. more  
Root cause of water logging is rampant corruption in municipalities and also lack of work culture. There is no accountability on municipal officials. Political parties have been treating employees associated with cleaning of roads, drainage etc. as vote bank. Unless all political parties join hands to tackle the problem administratively, nothing can be done. Alternatively, job should be handed over to private agencies. Even today, most of jobs relating to cleaning of nullahs, drainage etc. is being done by people on contract basis. It costs municipalities much higher. more  
AN EFFECTIVE DRAINAGE SYSTEM require
best design
experienced designers - civil engineers ??
education of the user
motivated constructors
regular supervision and approvers on daily basis
high penalties to cover up cost of implementation

Today we do not have the above.

Lets start by ensuring effective drainage system in the new capital of andhra !! more  
Sending suggestions to municipalities is like beating the drums for deaf ears.I feel their name should be changed from municipalities to Pet -Palika where salary plus corruption prevails.
For water logging the central should have a planning for mandatory rain harvesting specially for the multi story complexes and this water can be used at least for washing ,toilet flushing ,gardening etc.. more  
The Main root cause for water logging is the improper and poor maintenance of drainage. The The Municipalities are constructing new drainage without proper planning without basic scientific reasons. The Roads are constructed/repaired without slope to slide away the water automatically into the drainage. The drainage are not constructed below the ground level but above the ground/ Road with out the scientific reasons for flowing of water. The drain ages are constructed in unwanted places/areas ignoring and neglecting the wanted and warranted places.
The responsibility and accountability should be fixed for the engineers in the Municipalities and the PWDs for the work undertaken, ultimately the commissioner of municipality and the chief engineer/ Secretary to PWD to ensure proper end-use and purpose otherwise booked for any divination, malpractice, undue influence, etc if any.

Crores and crores of Government money is spent causing exchequer to Government but the utility/benefits are not reached/passed to the citizens but at last, a large sum sunked and pocketed by others........ indulging in corruption.
The Government machinery is not effectively functions and allowing all these sort of malpractices, abuses, misuse etc.
The dishonest bureaucrats are allowing all these fraudulent transactions and encouraging these frauds for their personal interest and gains without national interest, honesty, virtuous, righteousness. etc,.
Unless the corruption is rooted out by Government no efforts will yield fruits but all mere a National waste. more  
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