Rain Water Harvesting Key to Solve Water Woes – Dr.Ravindra S. Gavali NIRDPR
Hyderabad, August 9, 2021 – Water is a of basic need for survival and we all should contribute to make the campaign of ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ – Catch the Rain Where it falls and When it falls a successful mission said Shri Dr.Ravindra S. Gavali Prof and Head from NIRDPR, Ministry of Rural Development. In a webinar organised by the Press Information Bureau and Regional Outreach Bureau Ministry of Information & Broadcasting today on the topic “ Water management & Conservation through people’s participation ‘’, delivering a key note address, he said that Rainwater harvesting is a critical intervention and it should be undertaken intensively to ensure availability of water for future generations.
Dr.Gavali further said that Water Budgeting enables the preparation of a ‘water source sustainability plan’ which helps us for improving availability of potable water and assure overall water security that helps to Identify the gap between available water from various sources and the water needed.
Elaborating further he explained about the easy ways of water conservation, methods of water conservation in agriculture, municipal areas, recharging ground water aquifers, various components of the water sustainability plan etc.
Director PIB and ROB Smt. Shruti Patil in her inaugural address said that Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has called for people’s participation in “Jal Shakti Abiyan , Catch the Rain- where it falls and when it falls” , a campaign to aim water conservation at grass root level . This webinar was to disseminate awareness regarding National Water Mission’s campaign.
Earlier Media Communication Officer, PIB Smt Gayathri.V welcomed the keynote speaker. Officers of Press Information Bureau and Regional Outreach Bureau, NYK, NSS volunteer’s journalism students participated in the webinar.