Days after stressing upon the need to look at the prevailing water crisis and its looming dangers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared a blog on his Twitter account on water conservation.
In his blog titled ‘A Daughter, A Tree and A Teacher’, Mr Modi has discussed an age-old process to conserve water.
Through the blog, the Prime Minister shared his happiness and thanked people for liking his tweet regarding planting trees. He also welcomed the interest of people towards this initiative.
The Prime Minister shared a traditional technique related to water conservation and horticulture, in which a plant sapling is placed in a clay pot filled with water, as this will lead to a natural drip water irrigation for the plant.
He also shared an anecdote, which is heartening tale of a teacher in Veraval region of Saurashtra.
The Prime Minister appreciated the unique experiment by the teacher of a school for growing trees and how he inspired the students to plant trees.
Prime Minister has asked the students to bring soiled water left out after washing of utensils at home and to water the plants with the soiled water.
He concluded with a request to people to share such tips and experiments for conserving ecology. So it’s time to do our bit, he said.
According to a CNN report , nearly 100 million people in India are on the front lines of a nationwide water crisis.
As many as 21 major cities are poised to run out of groundwater next year, according to a 2018 report by government-run think tank NITI Aayog.
Much-needed monsoon rains have only just arrived in some places, running weeks late, amid a heatwave that has killed at least 137 people this summer.
Groundwater, which has been steadily depleting for years, makes up 40% of the country’s water supply.
However, other sources are also running dry — almost two-thirds of India’s reservoirs are running below normal water levels, the country’s Central Water Commission said in June.