Saturday, September 14, 2019

Jal Shakti Abhiyan : A&N Islands can be capable to supply clean water to mainland, if properly managed

TMI Bureau
Port Blair, Sept 04: Of course, awareness is an ultimate solution to any problem, which offers more than just hope though. It can to lead to action, to be effective in efforts in upcoming years. It is also important to make awareness among students and young generation to let them know the value of water.
Obviously, in the view of the scarcity of water during all seasons except monsoon prevailing in the mainland India, as a solution to this essential problem "Jal Shakti Abhiyan" was initiated by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modiji in all over the country in mitigating the water scarcity in upcoming years.
Till now, the A&N Islands are being blessed with sufficient rainfall and water, but it all depends on human that, how do they manage the water to fulfill the requirement of human essential needs? Beside monsoon, one can observe rain fall take place in almost all seasons in these Andaman & Nicobar Islands. But letting water easily flow to the sea is definitely a human made big mistake.
For an example, crores of funds provided by the administration to various Gram Panchayats to construct check dams in their respective villages to conserve the water, and work also done as well. But, as per reports, few got damaged in few years, and the Pradhans of respective villages were managed to fulfill the requirement of water in villages by outsourcing water supply since many years during summer seasons.
Secondly, approximately 5 years ago, crores worth machinery installed at Chatham to purify sea water and to supply for community usage purpose. Moreover, steel water tanks also installed at many prime locations, but are now left just to rust as purposeless steel box, without pouring a single drop of proposed 'purified sea water' into the tanks since then. Reasons for the failure of the project, best know the administration.
However, if properly manage water resources in the A&N Islands, our Islands can be capable to supply water to the needy places in our country and as well as neighboring countries.

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