Water Warriors of India – Never underestimate the Power of Common Man
Water is so essential in our lives, and we have been trying so hard to conserve water and provide clean water to different parts of the country. Public together can bring a change in the water affected areas. Yet, there are a few warriors who have been working diligently in this direction. Here, in this article, we are going to cover some of them and talk about their effort in bringing about a change.
We call them warriors because they have come to rescue us. It is much appreciated that they are working towards the betterment of the environment and improvement of human lives, selflessly.
Vishwanath Srikantaiah is the first warrior that we are going to mention. This guy is from Bengaluru and has taken an essential step in making the state water sufficient.
So, what has he correctly done?
In collaboration with the people, he has restored about 10, 000 wells in the state. A plan for 100,000 is on the go, and he is all positive and hopeful for reaching about a million quite soon.
We are forever thankful to him for going back to the basic and saving us from water scarcity, even in the smallest way possible. It is these little ways that will keep us and bring about a big difference. So, how have you contributed to this endeavour, in your locality?
Restoring old and non-functional wells is an excellent way of making use of the groundwater with minimum investment. The best thing is that there is no high technology involved and the community as a whole would be able to take care of this project.
This project is one of the best sources of inspiration and has been a significant step ahead in restoring efficiency in the agricultural system. India is an agrarian country. Therefore, it becomes essential that advancements are made in this field.
However, it is also a known fact that farming involves a considerable involvement of water in the form of irrigation. If the system of irrigation is not right, then there may be a lot of water waste which will reduce the efficiency of farming as well as a result of the wastewater.
We have to improve every area that involves water. The aim should be to complete the work as well as save water. For this, a holistic approach is required. This project is a lift irrigation project in the state of Telangana.
We should learn from the small steps that motivated people around us are taking. This project also is the result of such collective thinking.
Is there any such project in your locality that has brought about a change, even if it is a small one?
We are not yet finished. Hold on; there are more stories that we have got to talk about. These also will inspire you.
Agua Water Systems
It is an AI-based water-saving system which was developed in the year 2016 by a few men. Those were Rohit Nara (26), Siddharth Vaidyanathan (30), Sorish (25), and Kanish Aggarwal (26).
This system will make use of AI and find out the amount of water you have used. It will help in keeping track of the water that has been consumed.
It is a modern system that may be difficult to install in rural areas. But the urban areas are also facing issues of water. Hence, this one could be of great help, and we all must try to find out more about it. So, have you heard of it before?
If yes, then have you done a more thorough research of how it will function?
Rainwater Harvesting by Dayanand Krishnan
This is something we have heard about since our childhood. Remember lessons in school that taught us simple methods of rainwater harvesting? Rainwater is a clean source of water, and if we can do something to save it, then we can make the best use of it.
There is this inspiring Chennai based story of rainwater harvesting that you would like to hear. 45-year-old Dayanand Krishnanhas invented a rainwater harvesting apparatus that will cost us just INR 250.
We must try to invent ways that will cost us less. Saving water is essential, and it should be in our daily teachings to save water. However, it will be quite challenging to save water if the cost involved is too high. Keeping water at home is free of charge, but planning a project to conserve water may become an expensive affair. We are thankful to Dayanand Krishnan of Chennai to develop a water-conserving device at such a small amount.
Let us see the last of our warrior in saving water. Jitendra Choudhary is from Rajasthan who has made an effort towards creating a water filter that can purify 500 litres of water. Now the best thing is that the water filter can recycle used water and it does not even require electricity.
The name of the filter is Shuddham. Young minds are the thinking brains of the country, and when they are involved in creating dynamic products, then it is a great thing to see. Stories like these inspire us, and we are happy to bring these stories, from reliable sources to our readers.
So, we can see that water saving is no more an optional thing to do. It is also clear that people are taking it as an optional thing to do. This should not be the case. Let these stories inspire us to make us take baby steps towards water saving.
So many states in India are facing the water scarcity. If all of us join hands and start to support these water warriors, there would be more water warriors coming to our rescue. Anna Hazare is one of the prime warriors in India who has helped us in many issues, including that relating to nature. We can also learn from the people mentioned above and study what they have done.
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