20 Oct I RECOMMEND AS BELOW 1 However every aspect of water security plan for the state shall be dove tailed with the future climate change consequences. The slogan shall be more with less. 2. There shall be a policy initiative by the state government to eliminate water faucets and flush tanks currently in vogue to low flow type tanks and faucets as practiced in private enterprises like large hotels, in a phased manner like in the next three years. Govt also need to implement a policy of separately removing and storing of urine and feces, by separate lines and into storage tanks for better use in the farmlands. This policy initiative shall start off from the government owned facilities. 5. Therefore the IMD may be required to part with their daily weather data to bona fide users like researchers and research students. The current policy of pay and buy is a huge deterrent in embarking into any research in the aspects of climate change consequences in India. State need to appraise of this matter with the union government. 7. In fact need to popularise “more with less” slogan among all farmers, which is an Indian morph of Scheme for Intensification of Rice. Watering, irrespective of the crop in question shall happen only after sun reaches a low angle and not in the mornings when huge volumes of water are lost by evaporation. 9. The classical homestead ponds and large irrigation or temple ponds, and newest quarry ponds are heading to elimination due to neglect and misinformation. This sort of elimination by eutrophication is perfectly scientific. However with a bit of better knowledge, if these structures need to be sustained as these are one of the most popular water harvesting structures. There are over 33,000 pond in the state as per the report in “Pan Fish” – publication of Kerala Fisheries Development Corp. 20 These days however small the free space around a standalone home is covered with shingles and diverting all the water gathering in the compound to the street in front. In fact a new policy initiative to build rain gardens in the homestead shall be made mandatory. mandatory mandatory. 21 This shall enable recharge of aquifer/s. Further, the surface discharge will gather all the pollutants to empty it in the channels of the watershed resulting build up of pollutants in the water systems.