Articles by Dr Bharat Patel

Dr Bharat Patel, M.Ch.(Plastic Surgery) is a Mumbai-based Plastic Surgeon. He is the chairperson of his apartment's Management Committee and is keen to implement green initiatives in his apartment complex.

Fountain Heights is a 187-flat apartment block, located in Lokhandwala Township, Kandivali East, in the Western Suburbs of North Mumbai. Like most residential complexes in our neighbourhood, we were totally dependent on municipal water to meet our daily requirement of approximately 140 kilo litres. The society has two borewells that were provided by the builder, but they provided no water during the summer and very little during the monsoon. With no alternative to municipal supply, buying water through water tankers was the only option left with us during times of water cuts. The costs were often exorbitant, given the high…

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