BWSSB Launches Four Mobile Apps to Address Bangalore’s Water Crisis

Reported by Deeksha

In a bid to combat Bangalore’s water scarcity issue, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has introduced four new mobile-responsive web applications. These apps aim to engage citizens in water conservation efforts and streamline water usage in the city.

Under the Jalamithra initiative, individuals from various sectors, including retirees and NGOs, can volunteer their time to help detect water leakages, conduct surveys, and promote conservation activities. Volunteers are required to dedicate four days a month to this noble cause Parisara Jalasnehi allows citizens to conveniently book treated water online for various non-drinking purposes, such as domestic, commercial, and industrial use. Andar Jala facilitates the application process for borewell permissions and obtaining No Objection Certificates (NOCs) for drilling wells.

To deter the misuse of potable water, the Samrakshaka app enables BWSSB staff to issue spot penalties for offenders using drinking water for non-essential purposes. Offenders will face fines on the spot, starting from March 16.

In response to the water crisis, BWSSB has enforced strict regulations prohibiting the use of drinking water for non-essential activities like car washing, gardening, and fountain operation. Violators will be fined Rs 5,000 for the first offense, with repeated offenses incurring additional penalties.

Meanwhile, Deputy CM DK Shivakumar has initiated the ‘Save Blue and Live Green‘ campaign to promote water conservation. As part of this campaign, e-rickshaws carrying water conservation messages will traverse Bengaluru, spreading awareness about the importance of saving water.

These innovative initiatives and campaigns reflect BWSSB’s commitment to addressing Bangalore’s water crisis and fostering a culture of responsible water usage among citizens.

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