CGWB urges students to raise awareness on water conservation

Addressing the students on the occasion of the 8th state level painting competition organized by the state unit of CGWB at Naharlagun on 5 February, RK Kalita, a scientist at CGWB, pointed out that although Northeast region of the country receives bounty of rainfall and has abundant water resources, there has always been the shortage of water in many places.
He said people living in the hilly areas of Arunachal Pradesh always suffer from water, for which it become very important to conserve water.
He sought active participation of students in spreading the message of conserving water to secure life.
He said that the CGWB has been engaged since its constitution following directivesof the Supreme Court in providing scientific inputs for management, exploration, monitoring, assessment, augmentation and regulation of ground water resources of the country, besides raising public awareness on water conservation through IEC campaigns.
Director of Elementary Education T Gao said that the people residing in hilly areas always suffer from water problem.
Stating that the problem of water scarcity in hilly region is different from plain areas, he appealed to the scientists of the CGWB to work out a strategy to minimize water shortage in various parts of the state.
The consolation prize winners were awarded Rs 1000 each.
The first three winners would take part in the national level painting competition.
In total, 3106 students from various schools of 14 districts participated in the district level painting competition.
A five-member jury had selected 50 students from the best paintings sent by various schools based on school level painting competition for students of class six, seven and eight.

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