Rajendra Singh calls for judicious use of water
International environmentalist and Magsaysay awardee Rajendra Singh expressed concern over the sinking water table in Punjab.Updated: Jul 12, 2003 15:25 IST
International environmentalist and Magsaysay awardee Rajendra Singh on Friday underlined the need to maintain balance between discharge and recharge of water, diversification in crop pattern and judicious use of water in domestic, agriculture and industrial sectors to save the nation from water bankrupty.
Speaking at a seminar on `Water-elixir of life' organised by the department of Botancia and Environmental Sciences of the Guru Nanak Dev University here, Singh expressed concern over the sinking water table in Punjab.
He said water should be treated as a resource and not as a property which is liable to be exploited by the vested interests.
The environmentalist called for a mass campaign to create awareness about the usage of this natural resource.
First Published: Jul 12, 2003 10:52 IST