Save water for future generations: speaker

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JAMMU: Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta Friday called for a need to find out a long-term strategy to overcome portable drinking water shortage.
Speaker said this while participating in a day-long workshop titled, “Constituency level workshop on water, Sanitation” organized by PHE Department in collaboration with a local NGO at Gandi Nagar here. The workshop was also attended by MLC Vinod Gupta, ADC Jammu and senior officers of PHE and other departments.
Kavinder Gupta said that Water is the most important element in human life and called for a need to find out a comprehensive strategy to save the portable drinking water for the future generations. The Speaker said that there is only 3 percent of portable water available for the people and providing portable drinking water to every household is emerging as a tremendous challenge for both state and central governments.
Kavinder Gupta sought the support of people to conserve water by using portable drinking water judiciously and said that every individual should not misuse the potable water. “If we judiciously use the water, we would be able to save it for future generations”, he said.
The speaker said that as all of us know that water is an important element to regulate body so drinking water should be pure and hygienic. Otherwise, people may suffer from various water-borne diseases.
He said that both the state and central governments are making all its efforts in providing safe and potable drinking water to every household and it can only be achievable when people will support their cause.