Mann Ki Baat 2: PM Modi pitches for water conservation to combat upcoming water crisis
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday returned to his famous radio show Mann Ki Baat with three requests to the nation staring at the upcoming water crisis.
Pitching for a fight together, PM Modi asked the people of nation to create awareness on water shortage, share knowledge of traditional methods of water storage and share information about individuals and NGOs working on water conservation.
“Water scarcity affects many parts of the country every year. You will be surprised that only 8% of the water received from rains in the entire year is harvested in our country. Now the time has come to find a solution to this problem. I believe, like the other problems in hand, we can also solve this predicament by the participation of people,” he said.
“There is no fixed way to conserve water. In different parts, different methods may be adopted but the aim is same - to conserve every drop of water,” the PM said.
Taking about the new role to be played by the new Jal Shakti ministry, he also urged the nation to share ideas of water conservation using the hashtag #JanShakti4JalShakti.