Thursday, 15 May 2014

What it takes to go from barren to beautiful!

What it takes to go from barren to beautiful!

At Ground Zero - Rainwater save the existence of a Pharmacy College

Robinson Crusoe would have been proud of the folks at Mallige College of Pharmacy, Silvepura on the outskirts of Bangalore. In dire need of water they tried and tried to sink bore well after bore well.
Twelve bore wells had failed and their tanker bills had skyrocketed before they turned to rainwater harvesting in 2007.
Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology planned RWH and the college implemented the plan at once.
The college and hostel cover 48,000 sq mts and the roof area is 11,710 sq mts. The annual rainwater potential is 13 lakh liters. For seven years now, harvested rainwater meets their needs for almost 172 days in a year.

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Mr Shivakumar has several publications and significant number of patents, which are under commercial exploitation to benefit the society. His research experience spans over several fields and areas in applied sciences. He has a "National Award" to his credit, awarded by the Union Government of India in the year 2001 for one of his innovations. He was awarded the "Citizen Extraordinary" by Rotary International in the year 2007. The First Innovation award "Ammulya 2012" for two of his patents was awarded by Government of Karnataka in addition to other state awards and recognitions.