29th world water day observed at Erode

The students of JKK college of agriculture science led by Joel and K Vijayaraghavi celebrated world water day at Kavindapadi.

They said that the 41st Annual Meeting of the United Nations, held in 1993, decided to observe World Water Day on March 22 every year to create awareness among the people on the need to conserve rain and use it economically.

he theme for the day this year is ” valueing water”. Studies revealed that around 2.2 billion people worldwide are suffering without protected water now.

But, of the total available water in the world, 2.5 percent alone are fit for consumption.

It is alone used for agriculture and drinking purpose.

In India, 4,000 billion cubic meters of rain water is available per year. Of it only 33 percent is used.

The rest goes to sea in vain.

According to a study, water scarcity is rampant in over 200 cities around the world.

Among them, some towns of the nation are existed.

So, people of our nation should be more vigilant in conserving and protecting available water.

Farmers association leaders P.M. Venkatachalapathy, BM Velappan, college students K. Shalini, A. Siyamala, Andria, K. Rajalakshmi, R. Literary Rani, S. Mohanapriya, M. Gayalvizhi and A. Kamalini were present.

More than 100 farmers and students attended the function and took oath to conserve water.

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