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GAUTAMI ENCLAVE RESIDENTS WELFARE Association

Gautami Enclave, Botanical Garden Road, Kondapur, Hyderabad- 500084


Email: gautamienclave@gmail.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/gautamienclave

PROJECT NEER
Gautami Enclave, Botanical Garden Road,
Kondapur, Hyderabad
Dt 25/04/2016

Prepared for
Gautami Enclave Residents Welfare Association
by
Muralidhar Vadlamudi

Declared first safe & smart colony in Hyderabad west zone

Gautami Enclave is a residential community located at Botanical Garden road, Kondapur. The colony
has 55 apartments and is home to 1000 plus families & about 3000 residents. The colony residents have
got together and formed Gautami Enclave Residents Welfare Association (GERWA) to take care of the
welfare & day to day needs of the colony & its residents. The colony falls under the purview of the city
municipal corporation.
So far, the association has successfully taken many initiatives like CCTVs across the colony,
development of park, sports ground, chilren's area, jogging/ walking tracks, kerbing/ footpath
formation, planting more than 1000 trees across the colony, more than 100 water harvesting pits,
functioning street lights, LED street lights with support from the municipal corporation, and many
more. We were also declared a "Safe & Smart Colony" by the government and the Honorable Home
Minister of Telangana & Minister of IT had inaugurated the same in our colony.
However, the colony is facing a major water challenge that we are unable to overcome. Below are some
quick facts about the water challenge:

Minimal
Municipal
water
once in 4-5
days

Project NEER

Water
Dried-up
ground
water

Challenge

Expensive
water
tankers

With this background, the colony residents have come together with a concept of Project Neer. The
objective of this project is to reduce dependence on water tankers & over-come the water challenge.
The project seeks to reduce water wastage, optimise usage of water, harvest & recycle/ reuse
water.

Declared first safe & smart colony in Hyderabad west zone

Project NEER Proposed Water-Consumption Pattern


Recycle

Reduce

40%

30%

(100 RWH Pits,

(water-meters for

3 Injection Pits,

all flats)

Rainy-water filters,
Lake regeneration
& preservation)

Reuse
30%
(Sewerage Treatment Plant)

Objective

Action

Status

Timeline

Reduce current water usage Install water meters for every flat
by 30%
in the colony so that ownership of
optimum use of water is at a
family level

30% of buildings have already 100% flats


installed water meters for every flat & by end of
have reported a 30% reduction of 2016
water consumption

Reuse water & reuse 30% Introduce Sewerage Treatment


of current water usage to be Plant (STP). Treated water to be
from recycled water
used
for
park,
grounds,
plantation & flushes in toilets (if
feasible)

Place identified for the STP. Introduction


Preliminary level scoping done. of STP by
However the cost of setting up an end of 2016
STP is almost 60-80 lacs plus thus
making it unfeasible for us

Recycle - Rain water Setup 15 more harvesting pits at Request being placed with municipal Before
harvesting to contribute to high water flow areas. Introduce corporation for this. Blue print ready June-end
balance 40% water
Injection pits (100 feet deep) at for this plan
2016
very high water flow areas
Balance
40%
water Coordinate
with
municipal
requirement to be met from corporation for increasing water
ground water/ municipality supply.
water

Declared first safe & smart colony in Hyderabad west zone

As
per
discussion
with End 2017
Commissioner, Hyderabad water
board, supply of municipal water will
up only after monsoons of 2017

Additional activities to enhance ground water levels in the area:

Educate neighbouring colonies about Project NEER & have more water harvesting pits throughout the
area
Adopt lake in neighbourhood of Gautami Enclave & enhance water level of the area

Rainy Water Filters

Water Meters for each flat

Gautami Enclave Neighbourhood Lake

Declared first safe & smart colony in Hyderabad west zone