Mangaluru: Water resources, rain dwindling - Be serious about conservation - Khader

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Jun 19: "We are in a phase in which we have to think seriously about water conservation. Year by year we have observed that rainfall has been dwindling and it indicates a major shift in the behaviour of our environment. Global warming has been threatening our future, and we have no other option but to live in harmony with nature and protect this earth from pollution and hazardous things to the extent we can." said U T Khader, Dakshina Kannada district In-charge minister.

He was speaking after inaugurating a programme on rainwater harvesting titled 'Jala Sakshara' jointly organized by 'Udayavani' publication and zilla panchayat, Dakshina Kannada.

"Water scarcity has been posing a major threat to us now-a-days and it indicates that future holds out multifarious challenges to us. Wherever water is available in sufficient quantities, people tend to misuse it. No one bothers about conservation of water. Now the shortage of rain has compelled us think about water conservation and rainwater harvesting. It is time to get ourselves educated about rainwater harvesting and conservation of water," he stated.

"Along with following the principles of progressive journalism, 'Udayavani' Kannada daily is known for its various awareness initiatives and social service events. Being aware of the water scarcity in city and the district as a whole, the management of 'Udayavani' has organized this programme and the message this event conveys should reach everyone. I congratulate the organizers for the meaningful event," he said.

Wishing the event well, Vedavyas Kamath, MLA Mangaluru South, said, "With the slogan of 'every drop of water is precious', Udayavani and Zilla panchayat have organized a meaningful event. Our neighbouring states have already implemented various programmes and projects on rainwater harvesting and they have begun to get result of this initiative. The people of Karnataka are far behind in this aspect and we, the citizens of Dakshina Kannada, have not yet taken the water conservation issue with the seriousness it deserves. It is time to cogitate seriously about water conservation because we already are facing shortage of rainfall

“We hope government will come out with new schemes on this issue and people will support them. There are various methods to save and conserve water. If administration makes the water conservation compulsory at the time of construction and in the case of major development projects, automatically underground water table will rise in our district and state. By organising this event, 'Udayavani' has given us a good start for spreading awareness on water conservation and rainwater harvesting. Hope this awareness will reach to each person of the district."

Suresh Puduvettu, Udayavani bureau chief here, welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering. Senior journalist, Manohar Prasad, compered the event.

After the inaugural programme Shri Padre, Internationally known rain water harvesting specialist, gave a class on rain water harvesting along with demonstration.

Sasikanth Senthil, Deputy Commissioner, Meenakshi Shanthigode, president, ZP, Kasturi Panja, vice president, ZP, Dr Selvamani, CEO , ZP, Naveen Cardoza, president , CREDAI, U K Monu, president, paluk panchayat , Vinod Kumar , CEO, Udayavani, Aravind , Chief Editor , Udayavani were present on the dais.


Comment on this article

  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Thu, Jun 20 2019

    Water conservation is the only remedy to preserve scare water and use at the time when water scarcity is erupted.

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  • R.Krishna, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 20 2019

    Now that rain has arrived the water must be stored upto the maximum capacity in the dam so that next year will be trouble free for all of us. For this to happen the MPs and MLAs must wotk on war footimg to
    arrange release of 100 odd crores in comensation to the farmers whose land will get inundated due to
    increase in dam level.

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  • Sethu, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 20 2019

    Being one among the strong profounder of Yettinahole Project, U. T. Khader should be the last person to talk about water management plans for the City. Devils should not be allowed to chant holy scripts.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Jun 20 2019

    What about IMD...? Always giving wrong information with all the wrong dates sitting inside the ac room.. ಜೂನ್ 12 ಕ್ಕೆ, ಮಳೆ ಬಂದೇ ಬರುತ್ತದೆ. ಮಳೆ ಬರ್ಲೆಬೇಕು said by the department... Which year they didn't predict.. From March onwards how many predictions??

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  • Dr.S.Kamath, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 19 2019

    1.R O machine installed at every house gives out waste water atleast 1/3 rd of drinking water please reuse it for washing and cleaning
    2.Do rain water collection at all housing society roof tops
    3. Desalination plant is very expensive but worth putting

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  • Vinod raj, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 19 2019

    ಗದ್ದೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಟ್ಟಡಗಳು ತಲೆ ಎತ್ತಿವೆ.ರಸ್ತೆಗಳು ಕಾಂಕ್ರೆಟ್ ಆಗಿದೆ,ಮನೆ -ಕಚೇರಿ ,ಮಸೀದಿ,ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ .ಚರ್ಚ್ ಸುತ್ತಲೂ ಇಂಟರ್ ಲಾಕ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ.ಮತ್ತೆ ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಮಳೇ ??

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  • Sri Tom Cat, Mangalore,

    Wed, Jun 19 2019

    Congress and bjpee are against desalination plant, I have been talking and getting an opinion about it
    from them.

    They are giving various excuses because their water politics will end with a desalination plant.

    Having been in construction and maintenance of desalination plant abroad it works out better than yettinalhole projects.

    no doubt congress is washed out in the MP elections as long as they have anti-people ideas in them there is no hope for Congress to win again.

    All the water conservation ideas are not workable projects where people live in 500Sq feet houses.

    Reject political parties that play water politics

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 19 2019

    Desalination is the only option left ...

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  • hans, udupi

    Wed, Jun 19 2019

    Then why was Yetinahole project implemented? If we ourselves destroy forests, lakes, rivers, trees and plants can we expect water and rainfall to increase ??

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Jun 19 2019

    Diversion of nethravathi...yethinahole project no politicians are talking about... The trees those are cut can they grow them back within few months or a year?? Mud that slided and flowed downwards in the flood can they refill it back? Now advising the people conserve... conserve.conserve...why they cannot instruct MRPL.. MCF make their own arrangements for the water supply for their units..? Why they are given pure drinking water??

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  • Edward R. Monteiro, Kulshekar, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 19 2019

    Ask this question to Vidwan Sri Veerappa Moily, the executor of Yettinahole project and sanctioned authority Sri Sadananda Gowda, Ex CM of Karnataka State. JAI HIND.

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