INDIA GREENS PARTY
Unchir-Dunktok, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, 22 March 2022: The India Greens Party (iGP) today said life on Earth would be impossible without ground water and called for the sound and sustainable management of this precious resource in the country.
In a press statement issued on the occasion of the World Water Day today at its national head office (NHO) here, the iGP Co-Presidents Dr Apeksha Wasudeo Khobragade and Rajendra Minz expressed alarm at the continuous depletion of groundwater in India.
“Groundwater provides most of the water used for drinking, food production, sanitation, and industry. So, there is a need to use it more cautiously, and we must stop the over-exploitation of groundwater, to prevent a socio-economic collapse,” emphasised the iGP Co-Presidents.
World Water Day, celebrated on 22 March every year since 1993, highlights the importance of freshwater and seeks to create awareness of the 2.2 billion people who do not have access to safe drinking water.
A core purpose of World Water Day is the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water and sanitation for all by 2030. The focus of World Water Day in 2022, is groundwater, an invisible treasure with widespread visible impact.
The iGP Chief Spokesperson Prabhath Prabhakaran said the survival of fragile ecosystems like wetlands and rivers is dependent on groundwater, and its protection will be crucial for tackling the challenge of climate change.
The iGP urged the people of India to support proper preservation and sustainable use of groundwater for meeting the needs of a growing population without worsening the effects of climate change.
–Issued by the iGP Chief Spokesperson Prabhath Prabhakaran.
(India Greens Party is registered with the Election Commission of India under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. Registration Number: 56/476/2018-19/PPS-I, effective from 18/07/2019.)
National Head Office: Greendham Anandi-Chait, Indra-Balbhadra Parisar, Unchir-Dunktok, Devprayag-Bubakhal State Highway-31, Patty-Idwalsyun, PO-Ghurdauri, Distt-Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, INDIA. PIN-246194.