Vice President calls for ‘Jan Andolan’ on water conservation
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: President M Venkaiah Naidu today called for a ‘Jan Andolan’ on water conservation and underlined the importance of people’s participation to make it a success.
Delivering a virtual inaugural address at the 2nd National Water Awards Ceremony, the Vice President stressed that water is a finite resource and not unlimited. Calling for a sustained mass media campaign, he said that schools, colleges, universities, communities, NGOs and local bodies must become active partners in this drive.
Mr. Naidu also suggested to the municipal authorities and other local bodies to make rainwater harvesting mandatory for every new building. He complimented Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Rajasthan for bagging the first, second and third prize. He emphasized that the awards were meant to not only recognize the good work done but also aimed at motivating various stakeholders for effective management of water resources in the country.