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Calicut University, one of the prominent universities in Kerala, is implementing an ambitious rainwater harvesting plan by digging up 8000 rainwater moisture conservation pits and large ponds on the campus. When work is completed it will be one of the best water conservation systems in a Kerala state university. Already, five large ponds with capacity to hold 7000 cubic metres of water have been dug up. Around 3000 silt pits to retain water are also in place in the university’s 540 acre campus, and there are plans to dig up 5000 more of those this year itself. "We would be the most monsoon-ready campus in the state. With the completion of the project now, not a drop of water in the campus will go waste,” told T J Martin, estate administrative officer, to the media. He added that the ...

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