Thursday, 22 March 2018

World Water Day #CuttingPaani

'Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; 
Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.'
                                   -  Poem: 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Water is necessary for survival. We are privileged to be inhabitants of the blue planet, Earth.
There is no doubt that water is a precious resource. In fact, presence of water has made life possible on our planet.
However, the debilitating effect of human-beings has brought our planet to the brink of disaster. If we continue at the present alarming rate, we will be responsible for gifting ourselves a horrendous fate. Mindless misuse and pollution may make us lament like Coleridge's Ancient Mariner - "Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink."


Water woes and Water wars have already begun.
With massive industrialization and hasty development at the cost of environmental rules and policies,  severe climate change is a sad reality. The future of water-consumption can be hazy unless concrete steps are taken now.

Our rivers are drying up and biodiversity is at severe risk.
“When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.” 
- Native American Saying

In this video I showed how River Kathajodi of Odisha does not have enough water during the rainy season and the river-bed is exposed...
Sadly, this is true for many rivers.
The view from the window-seat of an aeroplane is terrible as dry-land greets us.

Water conservation is a must.
Plantation of trees can help revive the rivers and maintain the balance. Isha Foundation's initiative-'Rally For Rivers' is a step in the right direction. Many states of India have already pledged support.


Rain-water harvesting should be compulsory for all the upcoming buildings and projects. The existing homes and apartment-complexes must invest in this to enhance ground-water levels.

Charity must begin from home.
Do we make an effort to finish off every drop of water/drink from our cup/glass?
Shouldn't we strive to minimize water wastage?
Every adult must be sensitized to use water optimally. 
Children must also know and let others learn about #CuttingPaani like in this video.
Let us pledge to use water judiciously as we are privileged to have access water- that is unfortunately scarce and is a luxury for many human-beings and animals.
Much progress can be made if we decide to save water. 
I don't throw the water after washing vegetables/fruits, Rice/Pulses, Tea-pan etc. 
Rather, I collect the same water in a bucket and water my plants.

Every drop of water is precious.
Every act to save water is like a drop in the ocean. Drops of water make an ocean.
Now it is action time. Let us act and encourage everyone to act.
Let us treat water with care.
May we remember that- Planet Earth is the only planet that we share...

Do sign this petition and support the cause.
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3 comments:

  1. Every drop of water is precious . Well said and well written Anita but would like to take you to another direction . Natural resources are not being less but these are actually more and more and it is due to population . so if we want to preserve or save natural resources first we have to control population .

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  2. Congrats for winning contest mam

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