Mumbai, Jan 17 (ANI): Hundreds of school children participated in a campaign to create awareness about water conservation in Mumbai on Saturday.
Organized by the NGO called 'I Love Mumbai', the event saw hundreds of school children taking a pledge to save water.
The organization is working on the belief that if children are involved in the campaign, their parents and family members would also participate and lend support to the cause.
"Around 3.5 ...litres of water is less in the ponds throughout the country. There has been a reduction of 15 percent of water supply in the city. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation supplies 1000 litres of water for just rupees 3.5, but one litre of packaged drinking water costs up to rupees 15. Out of the water supplied to the houses, 30 percent it is used for cooking and 70 percent for washing and other purposes. So, in this campaign we are encouraging the youth to save that 70 percent of water," said Sunil Diggikar, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
" BMC has plans to start programmes in which students will be rewarded for encouraging their family members and neighbors to change their water consumption habits," he added.ccording to the trustee of 'I Love Mumbai' organization, Shaina N C, children can be the torchbearers of this campaign.
"I think the youth is not the face of the future but the present. When a young mind pledges to save water, then not only he but also his entire family is encouraged to save water," she added.
The authorities have been trying to educate people about the need to conserve water; filtered and chlorinated water in particular.
There have been campaigns in which the Government educates people of saving drinking water and not using it for purposes like washing dishes and clothes. (ANI)