Alter lifestyles to conserve water, urges Chairman Naidu

Rajat Kain

Chairman Venkaiah Naidu in Rajya Sabha. PTI/RSTV

Chairman Venkaiah Naidu in Rajya Sabha.
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Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday urged the members of Rajya Sabha to spread the message of conserving water and reduce its wastage in every sphere. Speaking in the house this morning the Chairman underlined the need to work together in this regard and protect the ecosystem.

“Today the 22nd march is World Water Day… a day celebrated every year to focus attention on the importance of water. This year the day is dedicated to the theme ‘Nature For Water’, which accentuates the need for exploring the nature based solution to overcome the water challenges being faced in the 21st century…,” the Chairman said.

Apprising the house of the phenomena of depleting water tables, as witnessed in several parts of the world, Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the Vice President of the Union of India, hinted nobody can stay complacent any more.

Delhi: People queuing up before Delhi Jal Board (DJB) water tanker in a slum cluster near Neb Sarai, Delhi.  Photo - RSTV/Rajat Kain

Delhi: People queuing up before Delhi Jal Board (DJB) water tanker in a slum cluster near Neb Sarai, Delhi.
Photo – Rajat Kain

“…climatic change, the population growth and changing consumption pattern are contaminating our fresh water systems and depleting ground water table at an alarming trend…,” he said.

Highlighting that World Water Day serves as a unique occasion to work together in order to protect our ecosystem, he urged the need to alter life styles in accordance with nature to preserve water.

“The day also focuses on advocating efficient water management and water sharing practices… Reduce the use, recycle water for a liveable planet…,” Chairman Naidu said.

His remarks were seconded by the members who thumped on their seats in unison.

“I hope the entire house will join me in supporting the conservation of fresh water resources through natural methods to ensure availability of sufficient water for our future generations…,” he said in his closing lines.