Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh attended the nation-wide launch of “Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA): Catch the Rain (CTR)” campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conference on the occasion of World Water Day.
Biren later launched the State Chapter of the campaign, which will continue till November 30.
“Let’s catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls to get rid of water scarcity,” Biren writes on his wall.
The World Water Day was also observed along with Agromet Awareness Programme organised by Indian Council for Agricultural Research, ICAR, Manipur at its Lamphelpat centre.
The world will be facing water crisis if we do not follow the law of the nature, education minister S. Rajen Singh said on the occasion.
The concept of preservation of water should be fully adopted by all. Cultivation of food crops is possible only when there is water. It is unfortunate that ‘we’ have breached the law of the nature. There has been man made ecological imbalance, he added.
There was a time when people produced sufficient food crops. The state was also self-reliant in terms of agricultural and other products. ‘Our’ forefathers even had the practice of preserving crops and even fish products. The scenario has come to an unwanted change, the minister said.