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Precious Water

October 28, 2019 |

With increasing human activity leading to disastrous and nearly irreversible changes in the Earth’s ecosystem, grave climatic changes have been triggered in the form of rapid melting of glaciers that has raised the water level in the oceans significantly and thereby made inhabitable places along the coastlines vulnerable to disasters. While the Earth’s atmosphere seems to be taking its revenge on humanity for what we have done to the planet over the years, we are slowly but surely also running out of the sources of drinking water, that most basic requirement for sustenance of human life on Earth. According to one study, the top twenty Indian cities will be running short of drinking water by 2025. International studies indicate that some of the world’s most stunning and prosperous cities will no longer be able to ward off the consequences of human activity on sources of drinking water. There is a popular saying that the next World War will be fought over drinking water. While such a conclusion may sound alarmist in present times, especially in Kashmir whose fertile land has been blessed by nature with pristine water springs and gushing rivers that are more than sufficient to meet the needs of not just the people of Jammu and Kashmir but also the neighboring country. However, we can’t use this luxury as a ruse to negate our responsibility towards protection and preservation of our immediate environmental surroundings. The drinking water crisis that is slowly building up in metropolitan cities across the country may not be our immediate priority and it may not knock on our doors anytime soon but that does not mean we should stop acting or joining hands for a cause as noble as this! In this regard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made rain water harvesting an important part of his public discourse to create awareness among the general masses for the need of putting an end to wasting water and preserving this precious gift of nature for human sustenance. Efforts are also being made at both the governmental level in the states as well as non-governmental agencies to encourage and enhance public participation in this important campaign for securing a precious resource for our coming generations. More than the government or non-government agencies, it is our responsibility as conscientious citizens of the planet Earth to plug the water wastage!

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Precious Water

October 28, 2019 |

With increasing human activity leading to disastrous and nearly irreversible changes in the Earth’s ecosystem, grave climatic changes have been triggered in the form of rapid melting of glaciers that has raised the water level in the oceans significantly and thereby made inhabitable places along the coastlines vulnerable to disasters. While the Earth’s atmosphere seems to be taking its revenge on humanity for what we have done to the planet over the years, we are slowly but surely also running out of the sources of drinking water, that most basic requirement for sustenance of human life on Earth. According to one study, the top twenty Indian cities will be running short of drinking water by 2025. International studies indicate that some of the world’s most stunning and prosperous cities will no longer be able to ward off the consequences of human activity on sources of drinking water. There is a popular saying that the next World War will be fought over drinking water. While such a conclusion may sound alarmist in present times, especially in Kashmir whose fertile land has been blessed by nature with pristine water springs and gushing rivers that are more than sufficient to meet the needs of not just the people of Jammu and Kashmir but also the neighboring country. However, we can’t use this luxury as a ruse to negate our responsibility towards protection and preservation of our immediate environmental surroundings. The drinking water crisis that is slowly building up in metropolitan cities across the country may not be our immediate priority and it may not knock on our doors anytime soon but that does not mean we should stop acting or joining hands for a cause as noble as this! In this regard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made rain water harvesting an important part of his public discourse to create awareness among the general masses for the need of putting an end to wasting water and preserving this precious gift of nature for human sustenance. Efforts are also being made at both the governmental level in the states as well as non-governmental agencies to encourage and enhance public participation in this important campaign for securing a precious resource for our coming generations. More than the government or non-government agencies, it is our responsibility as conscientious citizens of the planet Earth to plug the water wastage!


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Published from: Gulshanabad Chraresharief Budgam
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Postal Regd No: SK/135/2010-2019
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