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#WorldWaterDay: When Water Is Conserved, Our Cities, Villages And Hardworking Farmers Benefit Tremendously, Says PM Modi

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister for Shipping and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari to director Shekhar Kapur, people from all walks of life come together and urge citizens to conserve water for a better future

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New Delhi:Jal hai tabhi to kal hai’, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of World Water Day as he highlights the importance of ‘Jal Shakti’. The Prime Minister took to social media and wrote “#WorldWaterDay is an occasion to highlight the importance of Jal Shakti and reaffirm our commitment towards water conservation. When water is conserved, our cities, villages and hardworking farmers benefit tremendously”. Along with this, the PM Modi shared a video which focused on how the world is facing a severe water crisis. He said, “200 years ago, there was no water crisis, but then too people were well aware about water conservation and understood the importance of water. Today, when the entire world is going though water crisis, it is our duty to save water.”

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu too urged people to save water. He urged citizens to follow the 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle.

Union Minister for Shipping and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari tweeted, “Water is the most critical element for the development of a region. On #World WaterDay, let us all pledge to conserve water. As government, we stand committed to expedite irrigation and river linking projects. I aspire for a day when no Indian village has to deal with water scarcity.”

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas shared a pledge for preservation and sustainable use of water resources because ‘every drop counts’.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, also shared the pledge to conserve water. He talked about adopting sustainable practices to secure a water scarcity free future.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also tweeted, “Our culture holds water and rivers in very high esteem equating it to life itself and lay great emphasis on its conservation. #WorldWaterDay

Apart from leaders, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur shared a moving picture of a mother giving bath to her child. She is seen taking water out from a pot using her hands. Along with the picture, he wrote, “Is this the future of all of us? No? Let’s remind ourselves that this is how over 80% Indians get their water. And it’s getting worse. Water will soon be the greatest cause of social upheaval and war #WorldWaterWeek #WorldWaterForum8 #WorldWaterDay

Spreading the message of water conservation, International sand artist and Padma Shri Awardee, Sudarsan Pattnaik, shared this picture of the sand art which he did on Puri beach in Odisha.

Every year, World Water Day is observed on March 22 to highlight the importance of fresh water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – to look for nature based solutions to overcome the water challenges we are facing.

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  1. Pascal

    March 22, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Modiji please stop making slogans and start doing things.

    With Swach Bharat project, the only thing that got cleaned were the bank coffers and poor man’s pockets.

    Ganga remains just as dirty.The taxes collected Swach Bharat name feeds the corporate and the politicians.

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