The civic body has come up with a scheme to encourage groundwater recharging efforts in the city. So far, it is largely developers, government buildings and some select residential societies that have taken up the work. In public places, NGOs have contributed to the efforts.
The VMC is looking to provide 80% of the cost of recharge wells to residential societies and complexes. The remaining cost will have to be borne by the societies.
The VMC has prepared a proposal in this regard and placed it before the standing committee. The committee will take up the matter in its meeting later this week.
The proposal states that if funds from any NGO or corporate social responsibility project are used, these will be deducted from the share of the VMC. The forms for the project will be prepared by the futuristic planning cell of the civic body and shall be distributed from ward offices.
The societies will have to provide documents like its maps, building permission and completion certificate to seek funds. The engineers at the ward level will verify the documents before clearing the work.