Venkaiah calls for nation wide campaign on water conversation News Today
| Friday | 20th November, 2020
Chennai: Averring that time has come for the people to realise the gravity of the water situation Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has called for a nation-wide campaign on water conservation and urged each citizen to become a water warrior in saving every drop of water.
Stressing the need for taking collective action to avert a major water crisis.
Drawing attention to the adverse effects of water scarcity on women and children Mr Naidu said women spend over 200 million hours every day to fetch water from distant places.
Sharing the burden with their mothers globally children spend 200 million hours each day for collecting water he added.
Pointing to some of the factors leading to water crisis the Vice President said “rapid urbanization growing population expanding industrial and agricultural activities indiscriminate drilling of borewells climate change and careless use of water are some of the factors leading to water shortages.”