JK News Today
Jammu, February 28:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a 100-day campaign across the country to rejuvenate the water sources to restore these resources going for future generations.
During his “ Mann ki Baat” on Sunday, the Prime Minister underlined the importance of water and quoted some who had written to him about the strggle that millions in the country had to undergo to fetch the water . He said: “ We shall have to understand our collective responsibilities with regard to water.”
“ In most parts of India, rainfall begins in May-June. Can we right away start a 100 day campaign for the sake of cleaning up water sources around us and conserving rainwater?,” he asked while making an appeal for cleaning the sources of water .
“With this very thought in mind, in a few days from now, Jal Shakti Abhiyan CATCH THE RAIN is being initiated by the Jal Shakti Ministry. Its credo is ‘CATCH THE RAIN, WHERE IT FALLS, WHEN IT FALLS’. We shall commit ourselves to the task right now…we shall get existing rain water harvesting systems repaired, clean up lakes and ponds in villages, remove impediments in the way of water flowing into water sources; thus we shall be able to conserve rainwater to the maximum,” he said.