Mangaluru, April 1, 2017: Speaking after inaugurating a workshop on water conservation for district-level officers at Dr V S Acharya Hall in Zilla Panchayat, A R Shivkumar, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology general scientific officer said "We need to respect natural resources like air, light and water. Water management is an important area and more thrust on it is seen as water projects have become the necessity of today.
If not used carefully, water will be sold like petrol in the days to come. Uncontrolled drilling of borewells has resulted in the loss of ground water. About 98% of borewells are useless now," said the officer.
Rainwater harvesting : Collect rainwater and recharge groundwater. Rainwater is naturally pure water and it could be collected with easy steps," he reminded. Inaugurating the programme, Zilla Panchayat president Dinakar Babu felt a need to rejuvenate lakes and wells.
DC Priyanka Mary Francis said that the engineers from the district should come up with a project to implement rainwater harvesting in government hostels, anganwadi and individual houses. The local urban bodies should ensure that the rainwater harvesting system is installed in all apartments. ZP vice president Sheela Shetty, deputy secretary Nagesh Raikar and chief planning officer Srinivas Rao were present.