World Water Day: Call to conserve water gets louder; Narendra Modi highlights importance of 'Jal Shakti' [Photos]

The world celerbated World Water Day on Thursday which was created by the United Nations on 22 March 1993 to focus attention on the importance of preserving our planet’s freshwater supply

FP Staff March 22, 2018 20:14:25 IST
India celebrated World Water Day on Thursday. It was created by the United Nations on 22 March, 1993 to focus attention on the importance of preserving our planet’s freshwater supply. AP
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India celebrated World Water Day on Thursday. It was created by the United Nations on 22 March, 1993 to focus attention on the importance of preserving our planet’s freshwater supply. AP
A train moves on a track over a polluted river in Guwahati. The theme for the World Water Day 2018 is 'Nature for Water' — exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. Demand for water is expected to increase by nearly one-third by 2050. AP
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A train moves on a track over a polluted river in Guwahati. The theme for the World Water Day 2018 is 'Nature for Water' — exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. Demand for water is expected to increase by nearly one-third by 2050. AP
Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. AP
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Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. AP
View of the polluted waters of Bhramputra river. While drought and water scarcity could be topical and usually grip several regions during the summers, our water crisis is turning more structural and stems from mostly the man-made factors. Reuters
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View of the polluted waters of Bhramputra river. While drought and water scarcity could be topical and usually grip several regions during the summers, our water crisis is turning more structural and stems from mostly the man-made factors. Reuters
A boat is seen parked in the polluted water of the river Yamuna ahead of World Water Day. According to a report by Central Water Commission (CWC), about half of India’s water demand will be unmet by 2030. Reuters
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A boat is seen parked in the polluted water of the river Yamuna ahead of World Water Day. According to a report by Central Water Commission (CWC), about half of India’s water demand will be unmet by 2030. Reuters
Workers segregating solid waste dumped in Adi Ganga at Kalighat in Kolkata. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tweeted the importance of "Jal Shakti" and how water conservation benefits cities, villages and farmers. PTI
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Workers segregating solid waste dumped in Adi Ganga at Kalighat in Kolkata. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tweeted the importance of "Jal Shakti" and how water conservation benefits cities, villages and farmers. PTI