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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

26,10,35,501Cases
22,18,42,204Active
3,39,98,278Recovered
51,95,019Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,10,35,501 and 51,95,019 have died; 22,18,42,204 are active cases and 3,39,98,278 have recovered as on November 28, 2021 at 3:39 am.

India

3,45,72,523 8,774Cases
1,05,6911,328Active
3,39,98,278 9,481Recovered
4,68,554 621Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,72,523 confirmed cases including 4,68,554 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,05,691 and 3,39,98,278 have recovered as on November 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,33,612 507

11,905 248

64,80,799 738

1,40,908 17

Kerala

51,29,359 4,741

49,152 957

50,40,528 5,144

39,679 554

Karnataka

29,95,285 322

6,783 143

29,50,306 176

38,196 3

Tamil Nadu

27,24,731 740

8,382 36

26,79,895 765

36,454 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,446 248

2,158 5

20,55,856 253

14,432

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,373 5

86 5

16,87,377 9

22,910 1

West Bengal

16,14,152 701

7,820 27

15,86,882 717

19,450 11

Delhi

14,40,834 27

290 11

14,15,448 37

25,096 1

Odisha

10,48,492 264

2,222 6

10,37,864 255

8,406 3

Chhattisgarh

10,06,733 27

326 7

9,92,814 20

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,741 26

187 13

9,45,599 13

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,382 28

291 17

8,16,999 45

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,120 23

112 9

7,82,480 14

10,528

Haryana

7,71,654 11

159 1

7,61,441 10

10,054

Bihar

7,26,212 3

39 6

7,16,510 9

9,663

Telangana

6,75,479 160

3,545 11

6,67,946 148

3,988 1

Assam

6,16,435 123

2,720 71

6,07,624 189

6,091 5

Punjab

6,03,190 17

313 22

5,86,284 39

16,593

Jharkhand

3,49,216 20

109 0

3,43,967 20

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,183 14

150 6

3,36,626 8

7,407

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,386 149

1,724 5

3,30,189 141

4,473 3

Himachal Pradesh

2,26,941 82

809 18

2,22,287 97

3,845 3

Goa

1,78,839 40

275 9

1,75,183 31

3,381

Mizoram

1,34,279 358

4,117 110

1,29,672 466

490 2

Puducherry

1,28,860 35

326 5

1,26,662 30

1,872

Manipur

1,25,117 19

673 1

1,22,474 18

1,970 2

Tripura

84,784 13

89 9

83,874 3

821 1

Meghalaya

84,414 20

308 27

82,635 44

1,471 3

Chandigarh

65,443 5

52 4

64,571 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,269 9

37 4

54,952 5

280

Sikkim

32,211 4

114 5

31,694 9

403

Nagaland

32,100 4

135 1

31,269 5

696

Ladakh

21,494 27

249 6

21,032 21

213

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394

28 1

10,315 1

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,680 2

5 2

7,546

129

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