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On World Water Day, Ministers And Politicians Urge Netizens To Conserve Every Drop Of The Precious Resource – Water

As World observes Water Day on March 22, ministers and politicians took to social media to spread awareness about the day and urge people to help conserve the precious resource

On World Water Day, Ministers And Politicians Urge Netizens To Conserve Every Drop Of The Precious Resource – Water

New Delhi: The World is observing March 22 as World Water Day, with the theme ‘Valuing Water’. To talk about the importance of the day and why each one of us should do our bit to conserve and preserve the precious resource – water, politicians and leaders took to social media to spread the message.

If we talk in numbers, according to UNICEF, globally, more than 1.42 billion people, including 450 million children, live in areas of high, or extremely high, water vulnerability. UNICEF also says this analysis means that 1 in 5 children worldwide does not have enough water to meet their everyday needs. Whereas, as per Water.org, a non-profit organaisation, working to bring people together to create better policies for the future of water, in India, 88 million people lack access to safe water. Keeping these grim statistics in mind, here’s what the leaders urged the fellow citizens:

Also Read: World Water Day 2021: PM Modi Launches ‘Catch The Rain’ Campaign, Calls For Water Conservation

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said,

Water is Life and Life is precious. Conserve every drop of water! #WorldWaterDay!

On the other hand, Chief Minister of the national capital – Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal announced Delhi Government’s plan to make Delhi a city of lakes. Sharing glimpses of a barren land in Dwarka that has been converted into a 7 acres lake spot, Mr Kejriwal said,

We will make lake spots in different parts of Delhi. The government is planning to revive 600 water bodies that have become dumping spot. Saving water along with water management is the need of the hour. Let’s be aware on why it is important to save water and take a pledge to make people around us aware as well. #WorldWaterDay

Also Read: This World Water Day, Let’s Take The Pledge To Value The Precious Resource: Five Things To Know About The Day

Appreciating Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi new initiative ‘Catch The Rain’ that has been launched today, External Affair Minister Dr S Jaishankar said,

Valuing water, valuing life.  PM @narendramodi launches the ‘Catch the Rain’ movement on #WorldWaterDay. Yet another transformational initiative in the life of New India.

Former Union Minister Suresh Prabu also appreciated the newly launched campaign and said,

The best way to address the challenge of #Water – Save,store and use all that nature offers us. More than 85% of water source for india is from rains, thus this campaign of @PMOIndia @narendramodi will be real solution #WorldWaterDay #CatchTheRain #WaterConservation #विश्व_जल_दिवस.

Also Read: Clean Water Is Essential To Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases, Says The World Health Organisation

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene.

World

22,70,55,138Cases
18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,70,55,138 and 46,70,253 have died; 18,97,86,461 are active cases and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 5:36 am.

India

3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
4,44,248 320Deaths
In India, there are 3,33,81,728 confirmed cases including 4,44,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,39,056 and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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