Imminent Businessman Anirban Sarkar also known as the Water Man of India addressed a press on water crises on December 19 at Press Club Nagpur.
Anirban who has been working in the field of water resources and treatment informed the press regarding the drastic changes in water level and contamination of water in many parts of the country.
Anirban informed the package water bottle crossed a business of Rs 35 corer in past few years as we still lack the clean water facilities. The rural areas are the most affected in the country and has to face many challenges as they struggle to get clean water and has to face situations like drought even after receiving a good amount of rain.
He said that “Even if we work for next 50 years we will not be able to provide clean drinking water in rural areas”.
“We have contaminated our main resource of life. Vidarbha region water is contaminated with harmful chemicals like fluorides which are a cause in the rise of kidney stone problems in the region” he added.
Speaking about the effective solution he said that “the problem is that we only take surveys and plan everything on paper rather than acting on it. It’s high time that people should come together and solve the water problem soon”.
“Agriculture is the power of our country and we can provide the farmers treated water for irrigation purpose. Water Management is the need of an hour and with that we can deal with the water crises and efficiently conserve water. The very first step should be educating people about the various water problems we are facing in today’s time”, he further added.
How can we attract more rain if we are covering ourselves in concrete Jungle? Anirban Sarkar raised a serious question in the press conference.