Indian Rainwater Harvesting

A commemorative postage stamp on the Rain Harvesting System in India :

2191 Rainwater Harvesting [India Stamp 2006]Issued by India

Issued on Jun 5, 2006

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multicolor

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 3.0 Million

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

About : 

  • Water is an extremely precious commodity. Essential for sustaining life on this planet, water has traditionally been treated with reverence by all societies and cultures. However, the rapid growth of industrialization, and population growth and concentration in urban centres, have contributed to pressures on existing water resources. Erratic and inadequate rain, and changes in rainfall patterns and climatic conditions have also impacted landscapes and availability of water around the world. Water covers about 3/4 of the earth’s surface, but only about 2% is fresh water, and a larger portion of it is polar ice. As a result, there is now an increasing awareness of the very real threat posed by dwindling fresh water resources and the need to conserve every drop of water in order to safeguard the future of generations to come.

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