DHUBRI, July 3 - The SBI Pensioners� Association of Dhubri in association with an NGO named Colleague recently organised an awareness programme on water abuse, in sync with State Bank Day.
While addressing a gathering, the secretary of Colleague-cum-SBI Pensioners� Association Madhab Chandra Paul said that along with the entire world, many Indian villages in Maharastra, Himachal Pradesh and even in capital Delhi are presently suffering from acute water crisis.
He added that for people in Dhubri, wastage of water was a regular and normal event. �Hence, we should be prepared for the future and stop water misuse right now�, said Paul, and stressed on generating awareness on water abuse so that people think twice before wasting even a drop of precious water.
Basudev Upadhyaya, Assistant Director of Employment Exchange, Dhubri, through a power-point presentation demonstrated different kinds of water abuse in our day-to-day lives and propagated the message about saving water, stated a release.
However, to stop such wastage, small steps like repair of leaking pipes, multiple use of same water and closing of taps when not in use can bring big changes. The organisation also distributed taps to RK Bose Vidyalaya, Netaji Club and other Government and non-Government organisations.
Meanwhile, Van Mahotsav was organised at Chatogoma LP School on Monday, which was attended my many dignitaries of the district.
As a part of the Mahotsav, a plantation drive will be conducted along National Highway-31 by the Forest Department. Further, around 13,500 trees will be planted in 27 villages by the Agricultural Department.
On the occasion, ADC Pallav Mazumder urged the people of the district to plant more trees around them and to discard single use plastic as much as possible.