” Water is the only substance that is found naturally on earth in all three forms: liquid, gas and solid. “
Water is a colourless and odourless substance found all over the Earth. It is made up of billions of molecules and is essential for most plant and animal life also the most widely used of all solvents.
All plants and animals need water to survive. There can be no life on earth without water. Why is water so important? Because 60 percent of our body weight is made up of water. Our bodies use water in all the cells, tissues and organs, to help regulate body temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because our bodies lose water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s crucial to rehydrate and replace water by drinking water and eating foods that contain water.
Safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use or food preparation. Water is very important in all facet of life especially in the rural areas. This is because the indigenous depends on water not only for farming but also for household activities.
India has long faced the challenge of providing safe drinking water to over 700 million people in more than 1.5 million villages. More than two thirds of the population rely on water from shallow wells, which is usually not safe for drinking. Where public water supply systems exist, they are often poorly managed and services provided are of low quality. In his Independence Day speech in 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that half of the country’s households did not have access to piped water. India is facing one of the most serious water crises.
In 1972, the government began to improve rural water supply, and in the mid-1980s the issue was declared a national priority. As a result, by 2011, 95 percent of India’s rural population had access to some form of water supply infrastructure.
“The Water Resources Group estimates that if we continue to consume water as per the current rate, India will have only half the water it needs by 2030”. For the above reasons we should not forget to save water.
Our Prime Minister shree Narendra Modi said that, like we made Swachhata Abhiyan, a mass movement; similarly let’s start a mass movement for water conservation.
We should take a pledge keeping our mother India in mind to save every single drop of water So, lets use the most important boon of god “the water” generously and save water. Because “Life is dependent on water, and saving water is dependent on us”.