Deep contemplation, reflection necessary for water conservation: Governor Yadav
a “Science Dialogue” on water management here on Friday, Governor Ram Naresh
Yadav stressed the need for deep contemplation and reflection on water
conservation and augmentation, keeping in view the fact that water is life. He
said, it should be ensured while chalking out housing and road construction
plans that water is not blocked from reaching water sources.
The programme was
organised jointly by Union Science and Technology Ministry’s National Council
for Science and Technology Communication, NITTTR, WWF and NSS. Chairman of
Technical Advisors Committee (Water Sources) Prof GS Rudhwal, Member-Secretary
Dr Pamposh Kumar and Director, NITTTR Prof VK Agrawal were also present on the
Governor Yadav said
that research and investigation is a continuous process of science and
development. They not only lead to development of the country, but also save
people from harms of natural disasters. There are various challenges before
young scientists and students. He called for providing every possible facility
to researchers and students by removing their financial problems immediately.
Chief guest Dr GS
Rudhwal said that public awareness is the only way to promote water
conservation and augmentation. People must realise their social responsibility.
Population boom is the most severe problem for water management. Rudhwal said
that scientists are facing the severest challenge of reducing water consumption
in industries and routine life.
Prof Vikas Agrawal said that water is a burning problem throughout the world.
In the race for development, we forget the 5 elements of life. We will have to
strike a balance between them. He said that we will have to remain alert
ourselves, otherwise, we cannot save ourselves from calamities.