Guwahati, March 23: Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA), urged for specific initiatives in northeast India where often excessive rainfalls are recorded during the monsoon.
The PPFA has welcomed the Union government’s campaign for rain water harvesting. The forum of nationalists insisted on proclaiming the rainwater as a resource.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of World Water Day on Monday launched ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ campaign and termed that the water as a precious commodity. He expressed happiness that many villagers were now trying to save the rainwater for their use.
Emphasizing on lesser dependence on the groundwater, Modi has preferred to promote the practice of rainwater harvesting across the country. He commented that rapid development was not possible without water security and effective water management. He also stated that the government has made water governance a priority in its policies anddecisions.
Experts have already made predictions that the water crisis will deepen in near future with the haphazard growth of urban areas acrossthe globe. Even today, a sizable population on Earth has been lacking access to safe water. So, the rainwater should be taped and used with an aim to address the severe problem of ground water depletion, said the PPFA.
It also appealed to PM Modi to formulate pragmatic policies for encouraging the rainwater harvesting process in every household (more importantly the high-rise apartments with concentrated populace).
Moreover, the collection of rainwater in the purest form and marketing it as a packaged drinking water may also be considered as an important avenue concluded the PPFA statement.